Bryce Schanback Sacramento: Bryce Alan Schanback Killed In Sacramento Truck Accident On U.S. Highway 50 Near Interstate 80
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA(July 8, 2019) – A 42-year-old pedestrian identified as Bryce Alan Schanback has tragically died in a car accident on Highway 50 after he was hit by a 2014 Hiro Delivery truck and a 2013 Peterbuilt big rig.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 4:45 a.m. on July 4. Police officials are saying that Bryce Alan Schanback was attempting to cross the road when he was hit by multiple vehicles.
The driver of the delivery truck and the big rig both remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Despite lifesaving efforts, Bryce Alan Schanback later died due to his injuries.
An investigation into the truck accident remains ongoing at this time.
Causes of Truck Accidents
It has been estimated that nearly 4,000 people are killed every year in truck accidents. Those that manage to survive are often left with critical injuries. According to the FMCSA, there are three major factors that are commonly associated with large truck accidents.
- “Running out of the travel lane, either into another lane or off the road (32 percent of the large trucks in the LTCCS sample were assigned this critical event)
- Vehicle loss of control due to traveling too fast for conditions, cargo shift, vehicle systems failure, poor road conditions, or other reasons (29 percent)
- Colliding with the rear end of another vehicle in the truck’s travel lane (22 percent).”
A fully loaded class-8 semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. This can make them extremely difficult to stop. This is why it’s so important that truck drivers adhere to the 55 mph speed limit that they are capped at. Depending on the facts of any case, there may be multiple forms of liability for a truck accident.
Liability In Truck Accidents
All truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and drive according to the prevailing conditions. According to California Civil Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
Truck drivers should slow down in the early morning hours when there is reduced visibility. It may be reckless to drive the speed limit at all times regardless of conditions. Fatigue is often cited as one of the leading causes of truck accidents. Truck drivers can work up to 14 hours before they have to stop. Many of them naturally get tired and are more prone to hitting pedestrians. Even if a pedestrian is in the middle of the road this doesn’t give the truck driver license to simply run them over. They must still exercise caution.
The family of any victim that is killed in an accident due to the negligence of a truck driver may have legal recourse through California Vehicle Code 377.60. Damages may include compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses, medical bills and loss of love. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened.
Investigating A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Bryce Alan Schanback. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to make this stretch of road safer.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you need a free, independent investigation into a specific accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.