An 80-year-old woman driving a 2016 Ford was killed after a fatal collision with a big rig on Highway 119 on Monday, August 15, 2022.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 7:22 a.m. on Highway 119 at Buena Vista Road.
The Bakersfield woman pulled in front of a 2015 Peterbilt truck while traveling south on Highway 119 at Buena Vista Road.
Her identity has not yet been disclosed.
An unidentified female Ford passenger sustained moderate injuries.
The cause of the collision is being investigated.
There is no suspicion that drugs or alcohol played a role.
Every passenger was wearing a safety belt.
Fatal Big Rig Accident Statistics
Commercial vehicles, like semi-trucks, are crucial to the economy. Freight hauled by American truckers is worth billions of dollars annually. Other motorists are put in danger by the large number of semi-trucks on the road.
More people are killed in accidents involving semi-trucks than in accidents involving any other vehicle. Big rigs’ massive size makes them difficult to maneuver around for smaller vehicles.
The number of fatal accidents involving large trucks has increased by 30% since 2009, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) maintained by the United States Department of Transportation. About 4,102 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2017 because of careless big rig drivers.
The majority of fatalities and injuries in California occur as a result of collisions involving commercial trucks. In 2019, 3,316 people died in motor vehicle-related accidents, contributing to a total death toll of 3,606. Over 300 people lost their lives in accidents involving heavy-duty trucks.
Maintain as much distance as possible from a commercial truck’s blind spot in order to reduce the risk of being hit by the truck as you pass it. The truck’s passenger side has a larger blind spot than the driver’s side, making it the riskiest seating choice. When changing lanes, passing must occur on the driver’s side only.
Amador County Big Rig Accident Lawyers
Big-rig accident cases rely heavily on investigations, expert testimonies, and innovative discovery strategies. The value of a complete analysis of the accident scene cannot be overstated. Your investigator can jump into action as soon as the trucking company is made aware of the accident.
Losing a loved one in a terrible accident involving a truck can be devastating. Help is available from an Arash Law big rig accident attorney.
The rights of the deceased person’s family members must be protected. Get paid back in full for all that you’ve lost. Losses include both those that have already occurred, like past medical expenses and those that have yet to occur, like future pain and suffering.
Our Amador County big rig accident lawyers at Arash Law are ready to obtain the compensation victims of trucking accidents are legally entitled to. When you hire us to represent you after an injury, we will fight for your rights under the law and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
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