Sources have reported that the name of the truck driver involved in the deadly accident that happened this August has now been released. News outlets revealed the name, contained in an amended complaint filed on behalf of the mother of a young girl who was seriously injured as a result of the incident. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) released additional information about the driver, including her employer, one of the largest common carriers in the United States.
The Route 125 accident happened on August 2, when the semi-truck jack-knifed another vehicle, resulting in two fatalities and causing injuries to six others. The mother of the child who was seriously injured reportedly stated in the amended complaint that her daughter may be “permanently paralyzed” as a result of the big rig crossing traffic lanes in both directions prior to coming to rest in a jack-knife position. CHP stated that it is reviewing dash cam video footage in order to determine what caused the driver to veer into oncoming traffic. Criminal charges could be forthcoming.
Even though Interstate 5, Interstate 805, Interstate 15, and Interstate 8 may be the more commonly used routes for tractor trailers, as San Diego truck accident lawyers, we know that truck drivers in the San Diego area have to navigate their rigs throughout the entire web of roads in our area. The news report stated that the driver in this case was from Georgia. It could be that she was attempting to reference directions or believed that she had gotten lost just prior to the accident.