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San Diego: Out-of-Control Driver Struck, Killed School Bus Mechanic


Shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, an out-of-control driver struck and killed a school bus mechanic in San Diego. The 41-year-old female driver of a 2005 Nissan Altima hit the bus, which was disabled on the side of Interstate 805, from behind as the 32-year-old mechanic was working under the hood of the vehicle. The impact caused him to become trapped in the engine compartment. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“When a motorist’s negligence results in the death of another, the family of the victim may hold the driver liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.

Throughout San Diego County, motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of 126 people and injured another 15,939, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked San Diego 38th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this San Diego accident.

Additional information on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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