California Truck Driver Causes Fatal Truck Accident, Orders Burrito at Nearby Restaurant Moments After Crash
News of a tragic and fatal truck accident involving a California truck driver in Arizona has caused shockwaves across California and Arizona state lines. According to local news reports, Karan Singh, a 28-year-old truck driver from Manteca, California, was driving a commercial truck in Parker, Arizona, when he slammed into several vehicles that were stopped at a stoplight on September 3. It is reported that Singh hit one vehicle with his 18-wheeler truck, which then hit a building and then burst into flames. A second vehicle that was involved in the terrible crash hit a boulder and flipped onto its roof. A third vehicle was also involved in the accident. Ultimately, one individual died from injuries sustained in the fatal truck accident, while several others were seriously injured. Speaking out about the accident, witness Halie Jackson told local news outlets, “I’ve never seen anything so devastating…It was a mess. There (were) car parts all over the street.”
Manteca Truck Driver Hits and Runs, then Orders Lunch
To add insult to injury, rather than stop and render aid, much less stop to face responsibility for the accident, Singh instead drove to a nearby Mexican restaurant and ordered a burrito. According to local reports, Singh was halfway through eating the burrito when he was approached at the restaurant and arrested for his role in the terrible accident. Singh was suspected of being impaired at the time of the accident.
A Criminal Court Case Ensues — But What about Compensation for the Victims and their Families?
Singh was ultimately charged with the crime of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death or Serious Physical Injury. However, as discussed in prior blogs, a criminal conviction does not provide compensation for damages for the victims injured in the accident, or for the family of the individual that was killed. Like Arizona, to seek compensation for injuries related to a truck accident, an injured person, or certain family members of a person killed in a truck accident, must bring a separate action in a California civil court for money damages. This is called a “personal injury” or “wrongful death” case. In order to determine whether you have a case for money damages as a result of injuries you sustained in a truck accident in Ventura, it is important to speak with an experienced Ventura truck accident lawyer about your rights and options as soon as possible after a truck accident occurs.
The experienced Ventura truck accident lawyers at Zavala Law offer free and confidential consultations to learn about your case and to see if they can help fight to get you the compensation you are due for your Ventura truck accident injuries. Contact the experienced Ventura truck accident lawyers at Zavala Law today to speak to a lawyer about your case for free.