[04-30-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – Female Driver Killed, Three Others Injured Following Car Vs. Truck Collision Near Lancaster

[04-30-2024] Female Driver Killed, Three Others Injured Following Car Vs. Truck Collision Near LancasterA female driver was killed, and three others were injured following a car vs. truck collision near Lancaster on Tuesday morning, April 30, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 7:25 a.m. at SR-138 and 90th Street West.

Authorities stated that the driver of a 2005 Toyota was heading southbound on 90th Street West when her vehicle collided with a 2015 Freightliner truck approaching westbound on SR-138.

Police stated that the Toyota driver, identified as Sherril D., 66, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two juvenile passengers sustained major injuries and were taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center for immediate treatment. The driver of the truck was transported to Antelope Valley Medical Center with minor injuries.

It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the police at 661-948-8541 or 323-259-3200.

Further information is yet to be released by the authorities. The investigation continues.

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What to Do After A Truck Accident In Los Angeles County

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.
  7. Obtain witness testimonies. When an accident occurs, many individuals are usually around to help out. Exchange as much information as you can with them to strengthen your case.
  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.
  10. Contact the skilled California Truck Accident Lawyers at Arash Law. Our California truck accident lawyers at Arash Law go beyond finding simple and quick settlements. They identify all liable parties to get you the most money back.


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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