San Francisco news reports that a dump truck accident killed one person and several others suffered serious personal injuries. The accident occurred when the dump truck collided with a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency bus. Initial indications reveal that the truck overturned, pinning the driver underneath. The circumstances remain under investigation.
Commercial vehicles, including dump trucks, may cause serious personal injuries to the driver and others involved when accidents occur. Due to their sheer size, when accidents occur there is a high likelihood of injury. Once a dump trunk starts to wobble and loses balance, it may be very difficult to gain control of the vehicle. Further, if a dump truck is transporting materials, additional dangers exists if the materials spill onto the roadway.
Dump truck drivers are required to maintain certain levels of expertise to operate these vehicles. Many times, the drivers and other commercial drivers are at-fault when accidents occur. However, other factors may be to blame for the incident. For example, the trucking company that owns the vehicles must ensure the safety of the trucks and provide proper maintenance. This includes ensuring that the tires and brakes are in good working order.For more information or if you or someone you love has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, please contact the experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.