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23-Year-Old California Man Dead after Log from Log Truck Pierces through Windshield


A 23-year-old California man’s death after a piece of lumber pierced through his front windshield is bringing to light the options for justice that California families have when a loved one is killed in a car or truck accident. According to local news reports, 23-year-old Manny Camacho was driving a box truck on the highway on Monday, January 15, when he was involved in what is being called a “freak accident” with a logging truck. Camacho is said to have been traveling on the highway in the box truck when he collided with a logging truck that was traveling in front of him. According to reports, when Camacho crashed into the back of the logging truck, a piece of lumbar went through Camacho’s windshield and struck him, killing him on impact.

Camacho’s stunned family members report that Camacho was a safe driver, and that the log caused “blunt force trauma” to his torso, which killed him. Marc Martinez, Camacho’s uncle, stated to reporters, “[w]e understand completely that it was a freak accident, but we think that it’s an accident that should have been avoidable considering how safe he was.” Camacho is said to have been a “good man” who was a star student and league champion player in football, wrestling, and track in high school. Camacho is said to have been a student in his first year at Azusa Pacific University and had made the dean’s list. Camacho’s mother said of the accident, “I am devastated at the loss of my firstborn son, but I hold onto the fact that he is at peace and rests in the arms of our Father.”

The driver of the lumber truck was hospitalized and is said to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by local authorities.

Justice for the Families of those Killed in Fatal Car Accidents in Ventura

Although nothing can replace a loved one who has been killed in a car accident, it is important for the family members of those lost in tragic car accidents to understand their rights and options under California wrongful death laws. Under California wrongful death laws, certain surviving family members of those who are killed in negligent car or truck accidents may be entitled to compensation. In order to determine whether you may be owed compensation for the loss of a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, it is important to speak with an experienced Ventura car accident lawyer as soon as possible about the unique facts of your specific case.

The experienced Ventura car accident lawyers at Zavala Law, PC offer free and confidential consultations to the family members of those who have been killed in car or truck accidents due to another driver’s fault. Contact the experienced Ventura car accident lawyers at Zavala Law, PC today to speak to an aggressive car accident lawyer about your rights and options for free.



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