Friday, July 17, 2009

Truck left in gear injures man

Non-moving vehicles could cause the same dangers as moving vehicles. This is true at least for a 40 year old employee of Wild Animal Park.

The man was at the truck’s rear end unloading it. Apparently, the truck was left in gear causing it to roll forward. As it rolled, the man tried to get into the truck but he lost footing and fell. Consequently, his leg was run over and he was trapped underneath the truck.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department was called to remove the man who was trapped for almost 30 minutes.

In this situation, negligence is clearly present. When you leave a vehicle, you ensure that all are secured and in their right places. Leaving a truck in its gear is a negligent act. The man can file charges against whoever was responsible for it.