[05-09-2023] Ventura County, CA – Big Rig vs. Car Head-on Collision in Somis Leaves Two Men Injured

[05-09-2023] Big Rig vs. Car Head-on Collision in Somis Leaves Two Men InjuredTwo men were injured after a big rig vs. car head-on collision in Somis, Ventura County, late Tuesday afternoon, May 09, 2023.

The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m. on 118 Freeway, near Mesa School Road.

The crash involved a Peterbilt big rig and a 2007 Lexus LS. The 66-year-old male Lexus driver from Santa Barbara, Russel Y., crashed with the big rig head-on as it towed an empty trailer eastbound on the 118 Freeway.

When the authorities arrived, Young was trapped inside his car, and it was blocking both lanes of traffic. He was extricated from the car by Ventura County Fire Department firefighters. According to authorities, he was airlifted to Ventura County Medical Center with serious injuries.

Aldo D., a 59-year-old Tarzana resident, driver of the semi-truck, was also found lying on the dirt road south of the freeway. Good Samaritans reportedly helped him get out of the rig. He suffered moderate wounds and was transported by ambulance to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks.

While waiting for emergency personnel to arrive, CHP personnel aided both drivers.

Investigations into the crash are still ongoing. Drugs and alcohol do not seem to be contributing factors.

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In collisions, big rig drivers and passengers are more protected than those in small cars. According to statistics, occupants in smaller vehicles have a higher risk of dying or suffering severe injuries in collisions. When a big rig or truck is involved in an accident, it can be dangerous.

In the United States in 2020, truck-related accidents claimed the lives of 4,965 people, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There were 5,032 fatalities in 2019. The total number decreased by 5% in 2020. In the US, 71% of fatal car accidents involve trucks.

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. At least 50 truck-related fatalities were reported in Texas and Florida in a year.

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