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Claude Wyle

In An Effort to Reduce Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths, San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority Makes Safe Driving Video For City Truckers Part of Training

Some say “too little, too late” however I think when it comes to commuter and pedestrian safety, every little bit helps. That’s why I’m happy to announce that the SFMTA has just produced the City’s first training video to help […]

Claude Wyle

Chain Reaction Between Two Big Rigs, a Car and a Motorcyclist Causes Highway 680 Motorcycle Death

As a motorcycle accident attorney, it is always painful to hear of yet another fatality due to driver negligence, but unfortunately, these motorcycle fatalities are all too common in the Bay Area.   Early last Monday, at around 4:40am, reports […]

Claude Wyle

Gravel Truck Operator Clearly at Fault in Deadly Martinez Accident

Tragedy struck in Martinez last week, when a gravel truck tipped over in a residential neighborhood, killing a pregnant woman while she was moving her car out of a driveway on Shell Avenue. Lindsey Combs, 32 years old, was inside […]

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Big-Rig Crash Barbecues Chicken, Releases Bees

As a California truck accident attorney, a lot of remarkable crash photos come across my desk, with a lot of interesting truck crash stories, but this big rig crash story might be one of the most interesting of all. On […]

Claude Wyle

Can we prevent another fatal crash on Bay Bridge?

Most of us have heard the tragic news of the big rig driver who failed to negotiate the recently installed “S” curves in the Bay Bridge. A truck driver from Hayward died on Monday…

Claude Wyle

San Francisco Bound Gambling Bus Crash With Truck; Kills Driver

What started out as a peaceful bus ride to the Indian Casino for a bit of gambling, has turned ugly, with a bus crashing head-on into a pick up truck, and killing the driver of the pick-up. CHP investigators are still investigating last Sunday night’s fatal bus crash, which killed one person and caused serious personal injuries for several more. There is talk of a side swipe and of dangerous…

Claude Wyle

Big Rig Crash On San Mateo Bridge Injures Drivers and Pedestrians

In yet another bizarre crash involving multiple trucks, three people suffered major personal injuries, including the driver of one of the trucks, a passenger in another truck and someone standing on the shoulder who was hit by flying debris. The truck accident on the San Mateo Bridge happened when one big rig truck rear-ended another truck that was parked on the shoulder. The third big rig then…

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Trucker Struck by Motorist While Chasing Hat.

This Monday, Rick Uvaney, a trucker, survived a freeway accident with relatively few injuries after being struck by a SUV in Canton, Ohio. Moments before, Uvaney pulled to the side of the road to secure his load when a gust of wind blew his favorite baseball cap into the median. Uvaney was struck by the SUF during his attempt to retrieve his cap. Luckily, he escaped with only a broken wrist…

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Verdict: 911 Dispatch "Grossly Negligent."

San Francisco trucking attorneys prevailed in San Francisco Superior Court when a jury found CHP dispatch “grossly negligent” in their handling of a deadly 2003 trucking accident. The dispatch center failed to call an ambulance, yet reported one was on its way. The mishandling could have been a factor in the death of Richard Housley, who was crushed between the truck and trailer of the truck…

Claude Wyle

Passenger Killed; Distracted Driver Hits Tomato Truck

This Sunday, the death of a young woman could have been avoided had the driver of the van she rode in paid attention to traffic ahead of him. Instead, at approximately 9:54 p.m. Pakom Lengrichaem sped along I-5 just south of the Herndon crossing at 75 mph. Lengrichaem failed to notice traffic slowing ahead and struck the rear of a tomato truck driving at approximately 15 mph. Lengrichaem…