At around 10:40 a.m. on Monday, August 29th, 53-year-old Thomas Robinson was killed and eight people were injured in a semi accident in Napa County, explains a California truck accident lawyer. While traveling west on State Route 12/ Jamieson Canyon Road, Robinson’s Ford Escort veered into the eastbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a CalFire tractor-trailer, the impact sending it back into westbound lanes, where it collided with a Toyota Sienna van. The van then hit a 2005 Toyota Prius. The driver of the van, 49-year-old Charley Cha, his six passengers, and the driver of the Prius, 58-year-old Muriel Rollins, sustained minor to moderate injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Witnesses are asked to contact the California Highway Patrol office in Napa at 707-253-4906.
Napa County accounted for 1 of the 236 fatalities and 18 of the 4,874 injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic accidents involving semi trucks that occurred throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, the number of traffic fatalities in the state decreased by 10.3 percent, from 3,434 in 2008 to 3,081 in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Thomas Robinson, the motorist killed in the semi accident on Monday. We would also like to wish the eight people who were injured a full recovery.
The Napa Valley Register originally reported this collision.
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