California firefighters in rollover file lawsuit

  • Source: Times-Herald
  • Published: 10/23/2015 12:00 AM

The Vallejo firefighters who were involved in a collision that caused a fire truck to roll over multiple times last year have filed a lawsuit against multiple entities, including the truck’s manufacturers and the state. The lawsuit was filed at the Solano County Superior Court at the end of September. The chain of events began at about 5:50 p.m. Aug., 9, 2014, when a Vallejo fire ladder truck was responding to a report of a kitchen fire in South Vallejo and was traveling with lights and siren southbound on Sonoma Boulevard. At the intersection of Maine Street, a car struck the side of the truck, causing the truck to roll over at least once, taking out various street signs along the street, and finally coming to a rest at the intersection with Pennsylvania Street. The truck also struck a fire hydrant and crushed another vehicle. The crushed vehicle was flipped on its back and its driver had to be extricated out of the vehicle, before being transported to an area trauma center. The firefighters involved in the accident were Walter Trujillo, Mitchell Stockli, Frederick Taylor and Daniel Saballos, and all are still employed at the Vallejo Fire Department. Stockli’s wife also is named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit.


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