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Fatal Truck Accident in Davis Claims the Lives of Two Victims

A tragic trucking accident claimed the lives of two victims and left others with serious injuries. The accident occurred on Thursday March 28, 2013. According to California Highway Patrol sources, the accident was caused by a truck that was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 in the vicinity of Old Davis Road in Davis, California.

Published reports indicate that the driver of the truck, who has been identified as John Manuszak of Fresno, was eating and began to choke causing him to lose consciousness. His big-rig truck struck two vehicles and collided through the median divider. A driver of one of the involved vehicles, 33-year-old George Chao, reported that his car spun around multiple times after being struck in the rear by the out-of-control big-rig. The second car that was struck was a BMW station wagon. The occupants, Daniel Himelstein and Jacob Himelstein, were transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with serious injuries. At Matiasic & Johnson LLP we want to wish all the victims a complete and speedy recovery.

After the big-rig sliced through the median, it barreled through oncoming traffic and struck a BMW sedan that was traveling westbound. Tragically, the driver and the passenger from the BMW were pronounced dead at the scene. The Solano County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as Phang Phetsomphou and his wife Bouaket Phetsomphou of Petaluma. At Matiasic & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. This tragedy highlights the dangers associated with trucking accidents. An out-of-control big-rig truck can leave a path of unimaginable destruction in its wake. As this accident demonstrates, trucking accidents on freeways are a recipe for catastrophe considering the high number of vehicles in close proximity and the high speeds.

The loss of a loved one in a trucking accident can never be fully compensated financially. Nevertheless, financial security can help families who have lost loved ones rebuild their lives in the wake of a devastating trucking accident. Our dedicated trucking accident lawyers are committed to fighting on behalf of trucking accident victims and their families to get them the compensation they deserve.

If you or loved one have been involved in a trucking accident call Matiasic & Johnson LLP today for a free consultation with one of our experienced trucking accident lawyers. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and help explain your rights. We have extensive experience representing trucking accident victims throughout California.