[02-27-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Killed After Three-Vehicle Collision Including Big Rig Near Boyle Heights

[02-27-2024] One Person Killed After Three-Vehicle Collision Including Big Rig Near Boyle HeightsOne person was killed after a three-vehicle collision, including a big rig near Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, on early Tuesday morning, February 27, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal accident happened at around 2:43 a.m. along the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway near the Lorena Street exit.

CHP said that the crash involved two sedans and a big rig truck. Apparently, one of the sedans hit a freeway embankment and burst into flames. The second vehicle and the truck suffered damages to various parts.

One of the persons involved was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no immediate reports of any other injuries in the crash.

It is still unclear what caused the collision and if driver impairment played a factor in it.

Investigations are still ongoing.

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After a truck accident, it is essential to remain on the scene and wait for the authorities and medical personnel to arrive. Move the vehicle off the road if possible. Then, after gathering evidence to support filing a truck accident claim, inform your insurance provider and contact our award-winning law firm.

  1. Move vehicles to the shoulder of the road if possible. If possible and safe, after documenting the scene by taking pictures and videos, move your vehicle to the shoulder and turn on your hazard lights to alert other motorists. If moving the vehicles is not possible or safe, follow the instructions of emergency responders.
  2. Do not leave the scene and call the police right away. The California Vehicle Code requires drivers to report accidents involving death or injury within 24 hours. Don’t admit fault or guilt, but cooperate fully with law enforcement. Lastly, stay at the scene until instructed otherwise to avoid legal repercussions.
  3. Contact emergency responders and immediately seek medical attention. Even if you think you were uninjured, let the emergency personnel examine you, as some injuries may appear days later. Records of medical visits, diagnosis, treatment, medications, and related expenses are valuable for building a strong case.
  4. Gather information from other drivers involved. Whenever possible, exchange all necessary information with the other drivers involved in the crash. This includes each party’s name, contact number, license number, plate number, insurance provider, and policy number.
  5. Take photos and videos of the scene if you are able. Take as many pictures and videos as possible, documenting the state of your car, the other vehicles involved, any nearby objects like skid marks and guardrails, and even conversations or interactions with other people.
  6. Take photos of your injuries. Take pictures of the injuries you or others have sustained. This is one essential way to document the damages you have incurred.
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  8. Notify your insurance provider about the accident. Don’t feel obligated to provide any official or recorded statements right away. Your financial recovery could be negatively impacted if you confess fault for the accident or allow yourself to be misled into doing so.
  9. Make sure you keep a journal. A journal will help you remember every thought and emotion you have. Keeping track of how long it took you to improve after an accident is crucial evidence for any personal injury claim.
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Truck Accidents Statistics

Large truck accidents were responsible for 4,714 fatalities in total in 2021, a 17% rise from the year before. 66% of these deaths were related to cars and other passenger vehicles, 16% were related to trucks, and fifteen percent involved pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that there were 50% more fatalities in big truck crashes in 2021 than there were in 2009. There were 68% more truck occupant deaths in 2010 than there were in 2009.

Truck crashes can occur for a variety of reasons, as with any other accident, including driver fatigue or exhaustion, speeding, drifting out of lanes, losing control, and tire blowouts.

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