At about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 57-year-old Joan Justice-Brown was killed in a collision with a semi truck in Escalon. While traveling eastbound on Mariposa Road, the driver of the semi lost control and collided with a livestock trailer and then the white Honda Civic Justice-Brown was driving. She was declared dead at the scene. Neither the driver of the semi nor of the livestock carrier was injured. Authorities are investigating the crash; however, they do not believe that weather and alcohol were contributing factors.
“When a motorist is killed in a crash, the at-fault driver may be held liable by the victim’s family through the wrongful death claims process,” explained California truck accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Escalon accounted for none of the 58 fatalities and 27 of the 4,023 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in San Joaquin County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Large trucks were involved in 6 of the fatal and 152 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Joan Justice-Brown, the woman killed in the collision with the semi.
The Modesto Bee originally reported this Escalon accident.
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