In September 2020 a big truck crash on southbound Interstate 5 killed Joel Broussard. After a year and a half investigation the truck driver accused of causing the crash was arrested and appeared in court. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report obtained from the Broussard family, Harsmiran Singh was charged with vehicular manslaughter, endangering the lives of the other ten victims and gross negligence in connection to the I-5 crash near Florin Road.
The investigative report compiled by the CHP said as the semi was approaching slower traffic it failed to slow down and that failure caused a chain reaction of crashes. A total of 11 vehicles were involved. Broussard was injured and died at the scene. According to the report, Singh was speeding in a construction zone at 64 mph and hauling 74,000 pounds of plywood which added to the impact. The report went on to say that Singh was driving over the maximum mandated hours set by the federal government and beyond the scope of the law. He allegedly falsified his electronic logging device on the day of the crash. Truck driver Harsmiran Singh is expected back in court in early April to answer for these charges.
As labor markets tighten and supply chains grow even tighter there will be those drivers of all types willing to take a chance. Allegedly Harismarin Singh was willing to take such a risk and eleven people paid a price while one of those eleven paid the ultimate price. Given the reports we’ve seen since the start of the pandemic situations like this are happening more often. Please be careful and if we can help please call us at any hour.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. A Sacramento truck accident attorney can help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or contact Guenard & Bozarth online. We would be honored to represent you!