Police: Worker dies after falling out of moving taco truck in Roseville

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) -- A man died in Roseville when he fell out of a moving taco truck Friday morning.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Daystar Drive.

The area has a lot of new home construction going on and not a lot of food options for the construction workers, which is likely why the taco truck was headed to the area.

Construction worker Bill Bulletset told FOX40 that for new home construction sites in Roseville, food trucks are often the only chance workers have to get something to eat.

“That’s usually when we know to take a break because the food truck will roll in,” said Bulletset. “There’s not a lot of services right around here and the guys only get like a 30-minute lunch so I mean the food trucks are prevalent, they’re on every job.”

That’s why so many are sad to hear about what happened to La Jefa Taco Truck.

“The police and the ambulance rolled in and they shut off the road. Somebody got hurt they put them in the ambulance and hauled him off,” said Bulletset.

“Someone had fallen from the rear door of a food truck,” said Rob Baquera with the Roseville Police Department.

Roseville police said the truck was heading into a new subdivision in the northwest part of the city when it took a sharp turn off Pleasant Grove Boulevard onto Daystar Drive.

“At this time we don’t believe the truck was moving at an extremely high rate of speed,” said Baquera.

But on the turn, a male worker in the back of the truck fell out, hitting his head on the street.

“They were pronounced deceased at the scene,” said Baquera.

Maria Woodard who runs All Valley Food Truck Services said that in her nine years on the job she has never come across anything like this.

"I still don't understand what happened because it's quite disturbing," Woodard said.

Police said they don’t suspect foul play with officers just calling it a tragic accident.

“It’s horrible, yeah. I had no idea exactly what had happened,” said Bulletset

Woodard said she hopes people take notice of what happened.

"I hope that everybody out there is paying attention to their surroundings, and making sure that safety is the first and foremost, more than getting to a location because that happens," Woodard said.

Roseville police were at the scene for several hours investigating the incident. Officers said it’s still unclear why that man was in the back of the truck and why he was not wearing a seatbelt upfront as is legally required.

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