On December 2, a tragic truck crash led to the death of a toll worker at Bay Bridge. The driver of the truck that struck toll booth Number 14 was charged on December 11 with six counts of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. Officers responded at 5:11 am to the toll plaza, and pinpointed the driver of the truck that caused the collision.
On the scene, the truck driver told paramedics that he had consumed alcoholic beverages and had been smoking marijuana prior to operating the vehicle. These claims were backed by the fact his pupils were unresponsive to light and camera footage depicted his reckless driving preceding the accident.
In addition to claiming the life of toll booth attendant, the crash resulted in 5 other drivers being hospitalized with ranging levels of injury. The truck driver was ejected from his truck along with his passenger, and it is unknown at this time if the driver is still hospitalized. The toll booth operator is survived by her husband and her 10-year-old daughter.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a semi truck in the San Luis Obispo area, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost work time, and other costs. Contact our lawyers for a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss your legal options today. We will review the facts of your case, and help establish a plan for your next best steps. You can meet us in our office, or we can come to your home or hospital room.