Pair of California Truck Accidents Leave 40 Injured in San Francisco

by Staff Blogger | August 18th, 2014

Commercial trucks and buses are big and heavy, which makes them especially prone to causing serious damage when involved in collisions. Despite these dangers, these vehicles continue to cause crashes on a routine basis in Northern California and leave motorists suffering serious injuries.

A pair of crashes involving commercial trucks and Muni Metro light-rail vehicles brings into perspective just how common—and devastating—a California truck accident can be. The first crash happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 1, along Geary Boulevard in the Japantown neighborhood. Reports indicate a Muni Metro bus collided with a dump truck, leaving 20 people injured. A total of 12 victims required medical treatment.

CBS San Francisco News states that just moments later, a commercial tractor trailer attempted to make an illegal left turn at the corner of Third and Innes, cutting off a Muni Metro light-rail car. The driver of the rail vehicle didn’t have time to stop and struck the truck, leaving another 20 commuters injured.

Both incidents raise the question of who is liable for the costs the injured victims face. The law states the insurer for the responsible driver will be liable for covering those expenses.

Determining fault in such crashes can be a difficult proposition though, which is why it’s important to have a California personal injury lawyer conduct an investigation into your accident if you’ve been injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we have the experience to guide you through this exploratory process and would urge you to call us at (800) 400-BERG if you are in need of help following an accident.