A trucker involved in a chain-reaction accident on Interstate 15 last year will begin a nine-month jail sentence this month after pleading guilty to four misdemeanor counts of vehicular manslaughter.
The accident took place when an SUV with a family of four was stuck between two tractor-trailer trucks in stop-and-go traffic. The crash caused one of the trucks and the SUV to be engulfed in flames, killing the entire family.
The trucker said the crash happened so quickly; he had no time to do anything to avoid it due to the freeway construction all around him. He stated that he was not on his cell phone and he was not on drugs. He suffered burns to his hands, arm and face while trying to save one of the passengers of the SUV.
If a family member is killed in an accident as a result of a negligent driver, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate your case to determine if you are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for your loss and expenses.