By Dana Feldman
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A lawyer for the driver whose truck was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people said on Wednesday the crash was an accident and that his client left <http://braininjurylawyer2015.jimdo.com/2015/08/18/personal-injury-lawyers-1-800-don-t-panic-one-health-and-wellness/ href="http://braininjurylawyer2015.jimdo.com/2015/08/18/personal-injury-lawyers-1-800-don-t-panic-one-health-and-wellness/">http://braininjurylawyer2015.jimdo.com/2015/08/18/personal-injury-lawyers-1-800-don-t-panic-one-health-and-wellness/ scene only to try to find help.
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Ron Bamieh, an attorney for Sanchez-Ramirez, told a news conference on Wednesday: "What we've found in the time we've had this case is that this was an accident, all this was http://braininjurylawyer2015.jimdo.com/2015/08/18/personal-injury-lawyers-1-800-don-t-panic-one-health-and-wellness/ accident."
Bamieh confirmed his client was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in 1998 but said there was no indication he was intoxicated at the time of the rail crash.
The attorney also denied Sanchez-Ramirez walked away from the destruction to avoid responsibility, saying he had found police officers.
"The reality is he basically freaked out trying to help people," Bamieh said. "Did he do everything like James Bond? No, he did the best he could."
The crash in Oxnard, about 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Los Angeles, flipped over three double-decker Metrolink rail cars and derailed two others. It tore apart the Ford pickup truck that Sanchez-Ramirez apparently abandoned on the tracks after making a wrong turn before dawn. Continued...