New reports that a San Francisco woman is being honored as a hero after
she saved a man injured in a San Francisco truck accident last week. Keenia
Williams saw the 18-wheeler tip over and burst into flames. According
to reports, she saw the truck driver – Michael Finerty - right outside
of his vehicle. Streams of diesel fuel had spilled from the truck and
had engulfed the big-rig. Finerty subsequently passed out just feet from
his burning truck. Williams realized that he would likely die if she didn't
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of road accidents. Many times they
involve multiple vehicles and many injured victims and fatalities. The
sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers makes them exceptionally dangerous
to their drivers and to all others sharing the roadway.
After witnessing the truck accident in her rearview mirror, Williams sprang
into action. Leaving her daughter in the back seat of her car, Williams
ran into the fire, trying to avoid diesel fuel and dragged Finerty to safety.
The accident occurred after a sedan in travelling in front of the truck
lost control. The sedan hit a guardrail and then crashed into another
car. Finerty swerved to avoid the
car accident, but his truck tipped on its side and caught on fire. Thankfully, as a
result of Williams' quick actions his
injuries were not as severe as they could have been.
Finerty was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment. A female
who was in one of the other cars was also injured.
The accident is still under investigation.
Whenever an accident occurs, speaking to an experienced San Francisco personal
injury lawfirm is important to evaluate the incident and determine your
next steps. Even where injuries seem minimal initially – it is important
to protect your rights and ensure you have someone representing you, especially
where multiple parties are involved. Where personal injuries and harm
occurs, an experienced personal injury attorney has the job of determining
who should be held accountable for the accident and ensure the liable
individual provides the compensation an injured party deserves.
For more information or if you have been in a motorvehicle accident of
any kind, contact the dedicated San Francisco car accident lawyers at
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a confidential consultation.