[11-08-2021] Butte County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Big Rig Crash in Gridley

One unidentified man was killed after a deadly traffic collision involving a big rig in Gridley on Monday night, November 8, 2021.

[11-08-2021] Butte County, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Big Rig Crash in GridleyThe crash transpired at approximately 10:50 p.m. on northbound State Route 99 at Wright Avenue in Gridley.

The victim was driving a southbound Chrysler 300 on SR-99 when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the northbound lanes, where he collided with an oncoming big rig.

The Chrysler driver was fatally injured in the crash. He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver of the big rig was uninjured in the crash. He remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. The crash is currently under further investigation.

Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call the CHP Oroville office at (530) 4358-2700.

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Fatal Big Rig Accident Statistics

A semi-truck is only one of the terms used for the massive commercial trucks that roam our highways and byways. Other terms used to describe these commercial trucks are big rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-trailer trucks.

Compared to the average car, a big rig can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Accidents can result from this huge disparity in size.

According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation, fatalities involving big rig trucks have increased by 30 percent since 2009. In 2017 alone, big rig accidents resulted in the deaths of 4,102 people.

Several different things can cause trucking accidents involving large commercial vehicles. These include driver fatigue and inattentiveness, and mechanical failures, such as tire blowouts or vehicle failures that render the vehicle inoperable or non-operational.

Fatal Big Rig Accident Attorneys for Victims in Butte County

In California, traffic accidents occur daily, with some leading to serious injuries and even death. One or more drivers are to blame for many fatal car accidents in California, which is unfortunate. When a loved one dies in a car accident, the grief of the deceased’s loved ones can be overwhelming.

Those who have lost a loved one in a big rig accident are entitled to seek compensation for their loss. Even if you can’t bring your loved ones back, you can sue the insurance company and the other party for wrongful death.

The victim’s family can file wrongful death claims to recover damages (such as loss of income and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal accident has incurred.

Arash Law’s fatal big rig accident attorneys from Butte County are here to assist you in pursuing your claim. Our primary goal is to protect the crash victims’ rights and their ability to negotiate with insurance companies that don’t have their best interests in mind. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us if you have any questions.

There’s no need to worry about lawyer fees during the initial consultation; we guarantee you won’t owe us a cent unless we secure your compensation. Call (888) 488-1391 or send an e-mail to get in touch with us.

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