An unidentified man was killed after an accident involving a semi-truck on Highway 180 on Monday afternoon, January 11.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the accident took place on Highway 180 near Blythe Avenue.
A black Volkswagen Jetta was initially heading westbound on the highway when, for unexplained reasons, it veered off to the eastbound lanes where it collided with an eastbound tractor-trailer. The reason why the Volkswagen driver suddenly drifted into the opposite lanes has not been established.
The Jetta driver sustained fatal injuries from the collision. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer driver was unhurt from the crash. He remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities.
Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident. Local authorities are actively investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors that caused the fatal accident to occur.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
Semi-truck accidents are more deadly compared to other types of road accidents. It’s mainly because of the considerable size difference of big rig trucks compared to other vehicles on the road. A fully loaded big rig needs as much as 20 to 40 percent more stopping distance.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), the fatality rate of big rig trucks has increased by 30 percent since 2009. There were 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig in 2017 alone.
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Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Fresno
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If you or someone you care about has been injured in a semi-truck accident, you have endured one of the most terrifying, dangerous, and violent kinds of accidents that occur on our beautiful California roadways.
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