On Sunday, a young man, Louis Barela, died and his passenger was badly injured in a car accident in Sutter County. The young man was driving along Sankey Road and was approaching Pleasant Grove Road when a 22-wheel-Peterbuilt truck crashed into the side of his car. According to The East Bay Times, “the driver of the tractor-trailer braked hard but the tractor-trailer hit Barela’s side of the sedan, overturning the car.” Barela was confirmed dead at the scene of the accident, and his passenger was immediately taken to Sutter Roseville Hospital with major injuries.
The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Louis Barela. We do hope his passenger recovers quickly. When accidents involving tractor-trailers occur, the commercial insurance companies are quick to send representatives to the scene to mitigate responsibility. Contact an experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyer immediately. Our team of experienced trial lawyers will work quickly to preserve evidence, gather witness statements and protect your rights.