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Fresno Man Killed After Being Struck By Truck

A tragic trucking accident claimed the life of a cyclist on December 9, 2012 in Fresno, California. California Highway Patrol Detectives are investigating the shocking accident which occurred as the cyclist was traveling southbound on Golden State near Jefferson. According to published reports, the cyclist was struck by a Freightliner truck and thrown from his bicycle. The driver of the Freightliner truck fled the scene and left the victim on the shoulder of the road.

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 57-year-old Jesus Luera of Fresno. At Matiasic & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family in their time of grief.

Detectives eventually located the driver of the truck and arrested 36-year-old Gurpeet Singh Bisla on suspicion of hit-and-run. Police are still investigation the cause of this tragic trucking accident. Some common causes of trucking accidents include: inexperienced drivers, texting drivers, driver exhaustion, driver intoxication, tire blowout and unsafe lane changes. The driver of the truck, his employer, and their insurance company may all possibly share the liability for this trucking accident.

The loss of a loved one in a fatal trucking accident can never truly be compensated financially. Nevertheless, victims of trucking accidents and their families deserve an experienced trucking accident lawyer to fight on their behalf.

The dedicated legal team of Matiasic & Johnson LLP are committed to making trucking companies pay for the heartache caused by the negligence of their drivers. This can include compensation for medical expenses, final expenses, lost income, loss of companionship, pain and suffering. We fight for trucking accident victims and their families to get them the financial security they deserve to help rebuild their lives.

If you or a loved one have experienced a trucking accident call Matiasic & Johnson LLP for a free consultation. One of our experienced trucking accident attorneys will help explain your rights and provide a free case evaluation.

Our legal team understands the importance of immediately initiating a comprehensive trucking accident investigation to preserve critical evidence. Our legal team will take any necessary investigative measures including: interviewing witnesses, obtaining the truck driver’s history, examining the scene, obtaining truck maintenance records, and preserving the electric on-board recorder.