One person was hospitalized after a multi-vehicle collision in Baldwin Park early Sunday morning, May 07, 2023.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the traffic collision involving several vehicles occurred at Eastbound 10 Freeway, East of the 605 Freeway, around 4:47 a.m.
The semi-truck overturned due to the collision. It was reportedly transporting goods weighing about 40,000 lbs.
Both the CHP and Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene. When the first responders arrived, they discovered that two people were trapped and needed extrication.
The victims were freed just after 5:00 a.m., and one was transported to a trauma facility.
Authorities issued a SIGALERT at around 5:00 a.m. It was canceled around 10:05 a.m., and all lanes were reopened.
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Big Rig Accident Statistics
Truck drivers and passengers are more likely to be protected in an accident than those in cars and other small vehicles. According to statistics, passengers in smaller cars are more likely to sustain serious injuries or even pass away in a collision. It can be dangerous when a big rig or truck is involved in an accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,965 truck-related fatalities in the US in 2020. In 2019, there were 5,032 fatalities. The number decreased by 5% in 2020. Trucks are to blame for 71% of fatal car accidents in the US.
In 2020, 8.9% of fatal collisions in the US involved large trucks. At least 90 people were killed in truck-car collisions in California in 2015. Texas and Florida also recorded at least 50 truck-related fatalities in a single year.