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Truck Accident Claims the Life of Redwood City Teenager Leyla Beban

Redwood City residents are mourning the loss of Woodside High School student Leyla Beban. Leyla was involved in a tragic truck accident while riding her bicycle to school at approximately 8:30 a.m. on November 26, 2012. Redwood City Police Department officials have indicated that Leyla was struck by a truck as she was turning onto southbound Alameda de las Pulgas from Jefferson Avenue. Immediately following the accident, Leyla was transported to Stanford Hospital where she was pronounced dead. At Matiasic & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the Beban family in this time of immeasurable grief.
Teachers, classmates and friends remembered 14-year-old Leyla as an ambitious, open-minded, kind person. A tree on the Woodside High School campus where Leyla and her friends would meet was decorated with paper flowers and messages. Mourners also left flowers and stuffed animals at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas.

Redwood City Police Detectives are investigating the cause of this trucking accident. Preliminary reports indicate that drugs and alcohol did not contribute to this accident. Some common causes of trucking accidents include: aggressive driving, texting drivers, failure to maintain lane, tired drivers and unsecured cargo. The driver of the truck can be held liable for this terrible accident if driver negligence is found to have contributed to this accident. If the driver was working at the time of the accident or driving a company vehicle his employer may also share some of the liability.

A fatal or severe truck accident is a terrible tragedy that no family should be forced to endure. In an instant lives can be lost and families can be torn apart. At Matiasic & Johnson LLP we understand the hardship associated with the loss of a loved one in a trucking accident. Our dedicated legal team is committed to helping truck accident victims and their families move on with their lives. Although there is no amount of financial compensation that can replace a lost loved one, our experienced trucking accident attorneys fight tirelessly to get trucking accident victims and their families the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident call our office for a free consultation. Our experienced legal team will provide you with a free case evaluation and help explain your rights. Trucking accident victims deserve an experienced attorney to stand up for their rights. Our trucking accident attorneys understand the importance of a thorough truck accident investigation. We have extensive knowledge of current trucking regulations. We utilize this knowledge and our understanding of insurance company tactics to maximize the recovery for our clients.