One unidentified person was killed following a deadly collision involving a semi-truck in Santa Fe Springs on Sunday evening, January 2, 2022.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident happened in Santa Fe Springs on Excelsior Drive at approximately 7:15 p.m.
An unspecified vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck for unclear reasons. The car became wedged underneath the truck after the crash.
One person inside the vehicle was fatally injured in the crash. They were pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
The Whittier Police Department is further investigating the cause of the crash.
Fatal Big Rig Crash Statistics
Semi-trucks are an important part of the economy, and they are one of the most important, for billions of dollars worth of goods are moved by these semi-trucks each year. Because there are so many big trucks on the road, other drivers are at risk.
Compared to other traffic accidents, semi-truck accidents are more dangerous because they can kill more people. People usually say that this is typically the case because big rig trucks are so big compared to other cars on the road.
A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that the fatality rate of big rig trucks has gone up by 30% since 2009. (FARS). Four thousand two people died in 2017 because they were hit by a car.
Accidents involving semis can be caused by several things, including loss of truck control, a flat tire, a disabled or non-disabled vehicle failure, excessive speed, lane drifting, and truck maneuvering, among other things.
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