Cuesta College Accident Killed a Life
On the afternoon of November 9, one person was killed and several others injured after a three-vehicle crash in front of Cuesta College, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The fatal incident occurred about 2:27 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 1 and Education Drive in San Luis Obispo.
Officials said that a silver car and a black truck were stopped at a red light when a large white box truck slammed into them. One of the passengers in the silver car was killed. The driver of the black truck sustained moderate injuries.
The southbound lanes of Highway 1 were closed for several hours following the accident.
At this time, the cause of the crash is still being determined.
There are three ways in which this accident might’ve happened: 1) the truck crashed due to driver error, 2) a truck part failed due to lack of maintenance, or 3) a truck part failed because it was defectively designed and/or manufactured. In the first two cases, both the truck driver and his or her company could be held liable for the victim’s damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. In the latter case, the victim could sue the manufacturer of the defective truck part. All of these cases involve complex regulations and legal procedures, and thus require an experienced truck accident lawyer to reach an optimal case outcome.
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