An 85-year-old man from Fallbrook died in a hospital two days after his involvement in a crash with a commercial truck in Oceanside, according to police.
The accident occurred the morning of Tuesday, September 5. The man had run a red light and crashed into the truck, and he had to be airlifted from the scene to a nearby San Diego hospital. He was reportedly attempting to turn left on to Old Grove Road while the light was still red, and was struck by a 2017 Hino commercial truck coming from the opposite direction on the eastbound section of State Route 76.
The driver of the Hino truck and his passengers sustained minor injuries. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor. The Oceanside Police Department continued to investigate the accident in its aftermath.
Failure to obey traffic laws indicates liability
Whenever you’re involved in a car accident-related injury claim, you must be able to prove the at-fault driver failed to meet the standards of care expected from all motorists. One of the most effective ways to do this is by finding evidence that the driver disobeyed traffic laws. Speeding, failure to yield, failure to stop and making illegal U-turns are all examples of behaviors that would indicate liability on the part of the responsible driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, consult a trusted San Diego personal injury lawyer with Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire to learn more about your options.