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Ewell Levy, 52, dies when big-rig crashes into strip mall on Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg, California

Modified Date: 
Sat, 02/20/2016 - 4:04pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2015

Big-rig driver killed in fiery crash into Pittsburg shops

An out-of-control big rig — possibly with a mechanical problem — slammed into a Pittsburg strip mall Monday morning, killing the driver and sparking a two-alarm fire, authorities said.

BIG-RIG DRIVER DIES IN FIERY CRASH IN PITTSBURG

"It appears in this situation, and again we don't know if there was any mechanical failure - that's something we will be looking into - it's a situation where these two cars were stopped at the red light and it appears at this time that the driver of the driver of that semi-truck did try to alert them," said Pittsburg Police Department Cpt. Ron Raman 

Driver Dies After Big Rig Crashes into Mexican Restaurant in Pittsburg

Firefighters, PG&E, and investigators rushed to the scene of Los Patrones Mexican Food on Railroad Avenue, which was first reported about 8:30 a.m. The building was unoccupied at the time of the crash. The fire was reported under control shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Roby Trucking company connected to fatal accident has list of serious maintenance violations

"It was about money. It was always about money. It was never about safety. It wasn't about their drivers. It wasn't about the public."There weren't any employees available to comment at Roby Trucking in Vallejo on Tuesday.

Pittsburg: Big rig driver in fiery crash 'loved those 18-wheelers'

"He tried to prepare me for something like this," Annie Levy said. "He'd say to me, 'Some of these hills are dangerous.' But he told me that if anything ever happened not to worry."

CHP recommends trucking company in deadly Pittsburg crash to lose license

A Bay Area trucking company whose driver died in a fiery crash in March got failing grade from the CHP. Now, the agency is recommending the company lose its commercial vehicle permit, which would effectively shut it down.

A truck carrying dirt and gravel hit two vehicles stopped at Linscheid Drive, then crashed into a nearby strip mall causing an explosion. The fire that ensued took firefighters around an hour to get under control. The driver of the truck was killed, and the drivers of the cars hit in the crash suffered minor injuries.

After a truck accident in San Francisco, or anywhere in the Bay Area, it is important to get help for the injured victim

When someone is injured or killed in an accident with a commercial truck, the victim is often left with serious physical and emotional damage. Truck accidents also result in a higher number of deaths due to the size and weight difference compared to other vehicles. After a serious truck accident in San Francisco, it is crucial to get legal assistance from an experienced truck accident attorney who can get the compensation needed to help an accident victim recover financially from their injuries, or help the family left behind begin moving forward.

People Involved: 
Ewell Levy
Roadway: 
Railroad Avenue

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