A 26-year-old man identified as Isaias H. was killed after a deadly semi-truck crash in Hayward on early Tuesday morning, October 5.
The deadly accident transpired at approximately 6:08 a.m. near Tennyson Road and Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward. A big rig and a sedan collided on the roadway for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the crash have not been established.
Two people were trapped inside the sedan. They were extricated by emergency personnel and were rushed to Eden Medical Center for treatment. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old driver was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
Meanwhile, the passenger sustained significant injuries and is currently undergoing treatment. Local authorities suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in the collision.
The Hayward Police Department is currently investigating the case. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are encouraged to call Sergeant Tasha DeCosta at 510-293-7169.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
The economy heavily relies on the semi-truck industry to transport goods across the country. Every year, the trucking business in the United States transports billions of dollars worth of commodities. Unfortunately, the presence of so many big rigs on the road puts other motorists in danger.
When compared to other forms of car accidents, semi-truck collisions are more deadly. It’s primarily because big rig trucks are significantly larger than most other vehicles on the road. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the United States Department of Transportation, the fatality rate for large rig vehicles has climbed by 30 percent since 2009. In 2017, there were 4,102 fatal traffic accidents involving a big rig.
Semi-truck accidents claimed the lives of 4,119 people this year. Fifteen percent were truck drivers and passengers; six percent were passengers in autos and other passenger vehicles; fifteen percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Tire blowouts, disabling or non-disabling mechanical malfunction, excessive speed, lane drifting, and driver exhaustion contributes to semi-truck accidents.
Alameda County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents
Traffic accidents can happen at any time and for any reason. There are still problems on California’s roads, despite individuals having been trained and safety procedures have been implemented. The rise in driving years in driving recklessness is cause for alarm. Experiencing the sudden loss of a loved one in a deadly semi-truck accident can be traumatic.
The victim’s family is advised to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of an attorney while the investigation is still ongoing. The relatives of the deceased can seek compensation for their losses (such as companionship, burial costs, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish) as a result of the accident through a wrongful death claim.
Any time a semi-truck driver causes serious harm to you or someone you care about, you need the services of an experienced California semi-truck accident attorney. Our semi-truck attorneys from Arash Law have been serving our clients for decades. It is our mission to help victims of trucking accidents get the compensation they deserve.
You may visit our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego for any inquiries and concerns. You can also ring us up with our hotline number (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney.