A truck accident on October 22 near Gilroy, California, claimed the life of a 7-year-old boy, according to CBS News in San Francisco. The collision involved a car and a commercial truck on State Highway 152, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Two men were driving a 1992 Toyota Tercel with the boy when it veered into another lane, colliding with a commercial truck traveling in the same direction. The driver of the Toyota, 29-year-old Victor Perez, suffered a broken collar bone and passenger Jose Perez, 38, suffered hip and chest injuries. The boy, riding in the backseat, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) there are nearly 500,000 truck accidents every year in the United States. Sixty-eight percent of truck accidents occur in rural areas. Truck companies and truck drivers are held to a higher safety standard than other motorists, because the damage from truck accidents is far greater. Please visit our website for more information on truck accidents, and contact our firm for a free consultation of you or a loved one has been in an accident.
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