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Collision with Farm Equipment Kills Pickup Driver, 59, at East Comstock, Duncan Rd in Linden

San Joaquin County, CA – Early Wednesday morning, May 15, 2024, a 59-year-old driver lost his life after his pickup truck collided with a piece of farm equipment near the rural community of Linden, according to CBS13.

First responders were dispatched to the scene at East Comstock and Duncan Road, just north of Linden, shortly after 5 AM. Upon arrival, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers found that the pickup truck had rear-ended an agricultural sprayer vehicle, causing the pickup to overturn and partially eject the driver.

Despite the immediate response from emergency personnel, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed at this time, but authorities have confirmed he was a resident of Lockeford.

The tragic incident involved no other vehicles. Initial reports suggested a big rig might have been involved, but CHP clarified that this was not the case. The crash site, a typically quiet and rural area, was temporarily closed to traffic but reopened by 8 AM.

Accidents like this highlight the dangers that can arise on rural roads, where agricultural vehicles and regular traffic must coexist. The CHP is continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to this collision.

Liability in Solo-Vehicle Collisions

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a solo-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help victims and their families find proper compensation is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Once liability has been established, a personal injury attorney can also negotiate on behalf of the victim with insurance companies, who will always seek to minimize the payout for any claim they cannot deny.

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