Truck Driver Charged and Fined after Causing Crash on Bay Bridge

By Peter DePaolis

According to officials, the truck driver that caused a crash that sent a vehicle plummeting off the Bay Bridge will be fined and charged for the truck accident.

The July 19 crash started a chain reaction that sent a vehicle, driven by a 24-year-old woman, over 25 feet off the Bay Bridge and into the water. The young driver stated that she is still suffering psychologically from the terrifying fall.

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report stating that the truck driver’s error caused the crash when he briefly looked away from the road and lost control of the truck. According to authorities, the truck driver is originally from Hungary, and was driving in the U.S. for the first time when the crash occurred.

The Dangers of Truck Driver Errors

The sole cause of this frightening collision was truck driver error. The truck driver’s lack of experience and his company’s failure to supervise and train him resulted in this accident.

Because large trucks outweigh smaller passenger vehicles by as much as 25 times, crashes between the two often result in wrongful death.

We Fight for Truck Accident Victims

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one died in a truck accident, you deserve justice. Contact our firm today at (202) 659-5500, or visit our website to fill out our online form. Our lawyers are here to help you in your time of need.

[Did You Know: According to the Department of Transportation, close to 81,000 truck accidents result in injury or death each year.]

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.