Alpine, CA – Man on I-8 Hit by Semi-Truck near Tavern Rd

February 19, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Alpine, CA (February 18, 2023) – A man was fatally hit by a commercial vehicle while standing on an interstate in Alpine on Friday, February 18. 

The deadly accident was reported on Interstate 8 near Tavern Road at around 12:45 a.m. A 26-year-old man from Lakeside was standing next to a broken-down 2002 Cadillac Eldorado when a tractor-trailer headed east left the road and hit the victim. The man suffered serious injuries and was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego for treatment. 

He was later pronounced dead. The two other people standing outside the vehicle were not hurt in the collision. 

No further updates have been provided at this time. 

An investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local authorities. 

California Trucking Accidents

Alpine, CA - Man on I-8 Hit by Semi-Truck near Tavern RdThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every single year, accidents involving trucks, cars, and other motor vehicles result in the deaths of about 1.35 million persons worldwide. The CDC lists automobile accidents as the No. 1 main cause of non-natural death for Americans, both at home and abroad. While all motor vehicle collisions can result in significant injuries, truck collisions have a disproportionately high chance of fatalities.

Most passenger cars will sustain the most damage in an accident with a commercial truck. Large vehicles clog up the highways, byways, arterial routes, and interstates, and their drivers frequently work too hard and sleep too little. Having skilled attorneys on your side is crucial if you are hurt in a truck accident so you can maximize your ultimate compensation. 

You can get assistance on the path to recovery with the aid of a trucking accident attorney. We will hold the accountable parties accountable and make sure you have the best outcome possible in your case. You can collect the most money possible for your claim, including but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, with the guidance of an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer. Nobody is prepared for a tractor-trailer accident, which can drastically affect someone’s life, but you do not have to do it alone. 

If you were injured in a crash involving a semi-truck, you need a skilled California personal injury lawyer fighting for your rights. The lawyers at The Wilshire Law Firm will stop at nothing to make sure that our clients get the full value of their claim when they have been hurt in a trucking accident. You deserve to be compensated for damages such as your medical expenses and missed wages.  Our personal injury attorneys know how to assist accident victims who have suffered injuries caused by a truck accident.  Call 800-358-1884 to speak with an Alpine truck accident lawyer about your case if you believe you were wrongfully injured in a semi-truck accident.