The Barnes Firm

One Killed in Highway 118 Crash

Somis, CA – A fatal crash occurred on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, around 9:30 a.m. The crash happened on Highway 118 near Center School Road. 

According to California Highway Patrol, the multi-vehicle crash involved a 2010 Volvo semi-truck carrying lumber, a 2006 Toyota Tundra and a 1971 Isuzu Elf two-axle truck. The driver of the Toyota was attempting to pass the Isuzu when he lost control of his vehicle and collided head-on with the semi. The driver of the Isuzu, Richard W. McIver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Five others were injured in the crash.  

Truck Accidents 

Truck accidents are responsible for over 5,000 deaths each year. It is critical for the family of anyone involved in a serious crash to perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:   

  • Driving records  
  • Video from the truck  
  • Driver overtime records  
  • Blind spots on the truck   
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • Route the truck was traveling  
  • Recent maintenance history  
  • Driver accident history  
  • Determination if highway signage is up to code  
  • Vehicle accident history  
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip  
  • Determine if pavement markings are clear and up to code  
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report  
  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs  
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs  
  • Inspection of freeway road conditions  
  • Accident history on freeway  
  • Video evidence of the crash  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash 

Truck Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in truck accidents and have found that some common causes include:  

  • Inexperienced drivers  
  • Distracted driving  
  • Fatigue 
  • Speeding or reckless driving  
  • Congested roads  
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance  
  • Improperly secured loads and equipment

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash: Highway 118 near Center School Road

Highway 118 near Center School Road

Tags: ,

“The Barnes Firm did an excellent job on my car accident case. Jade was extremely helpful at answering all of my questions.”

Ghyar A.

“The Barnes Firm was very friendly, always quick to respond to our calls and emails. When we had any questions or concerns, they were there to walk us through everything. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking for an attorney that will honestly fight for you and has your best interest in mind.”

Nichole W.

“They handled everything with my accident and got me the maximum amount of money back, more than I thought I would get! Thanks!!”

Philip F.