[03-06-2023] Riverside County, CA – Semi-Truck vs. Pickup Collision Hospitalized One Person in Whitewater

One person was hospitalized after being trapped in the wreckage of a vehicle and semi-truck collision in Whitewater, Riverside County, on Saturday morning, March 06, 2023.

The Riverside County Fire Department reported that the two-vehicle crash occurred at about 3:00 a.m. on the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway at the Whitewater off-ramp.

The circumstances that led to the collision involving a semi-truck and a pickup truck are still being investigated. The responding firefighters had to extricate the pickup driver after being trapped inside. The victim was then taken to a hospital with moderate wounds.

The semi-truck driver was reportedly unharmed. The authorities released no further information on their identities and the injured motorist’s current state.

The collision is being investigated by police. No other details are immediately available.

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Truck Accident Statistics

The occupants in a truck have more protection than those in a car or other smaller vehicles during a collision. That’s why it makes sense that persons in compact automobiles are more likely to be seriously hurt or killed in such accidents. Even a single truck accident may have devastating consequences.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heavy truck accidents killed 4,965 people in the United States in 2020. With 5,032 deaths in 2019, the following year saw a decline of 5%. Nevertheless, 71% of all US traffic deaths can be directly attributed to truck accidents.

In 2020, heavy trucks made up 8.9 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents across the United States. At least ninety people were killed in truck-car collisions in California in 2015. Fifty or more deaths were attributed to trucks in only two other states that year: Texas and Florida.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Do not hesitate to contact the authorities if you or a loved one are involved in a truck accident. When interacting with authorities or an insurance company, give them a straightforward answer and avoid making assumptions. Some innocent victims might feel to apologize. Because of this behavior, the insurance company may refuse to pay out.

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Truck Accident Lawyers in Riverside County

In California, truck accident victims can file a civil lawsuit to recover damages for their suffering, pain, and suffering, as well as any monetary losses. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any inquiries regarding your insurance claim or if you want to speak with one of our skilled attorneys about the prospect of our aiding you in receiving a fair settlement.

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