Pictured above: The fire truck after the accident 

Over the weekend, a California man involved in a crash with a Los Angeles County Fire Department fire truck was killed. The 36-year-old, identified as Eric Stein, was driving with his wife to his brother’s wedding rehearsal dinner on Friday night around 5pm when the accident happened. Stein was turning left onto Saddle Rock Ranch along Mulholland Highway when they were hit by the fire truck. According to eyewitnesses, the impact dragged the car off the side of the road. Unfortunately, Stein was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His wife was airlifted to a nearby hospital. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire truck was following procedure because it had its lights and sirens on. Stein’s family argues that he never had a chance to react and call the firefighter driving the truck negligent. Witnesses state that the truck was driving at excessive speeds, even for an emergency. An investigation has been launched and is ongoing. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many suffer as a result. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

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