A 22-year-old woman was killed after a deadly semi-truck collision in Calexico on Tuesday morning, January 26.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the accident took place on Highway 101 in Calexico at around 10:00 a.m.
The woman was driving her 2013 Chrysler Flat when it failed to let northbound traffic pass.
As the Chrysler Flat was attempting to enter the second lane, it was unfortunately struck by an oncoming Freightliner.
The truck struck the left side of the Chrysler flat. The driver of the Chrysler sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the truck driver was rushed to El Centro Regional Medical Center, but his condition was not disclosed. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
Semi-truck is an essential part of the economy. America relies on its trucking industry for the transportation of billions of goods every year. Unfortunately, millions of big rigs on the roads mean danger to other motor vehicle drivers.
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.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), big rig trucks’ fatality rate has increased by 30 percent since 2009. There were 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig in 2017 alone.
Semi-truck accidents are caused by various factors, such as loss of control of the truck, a tire blowout, a disabling or non-disabling vehicle failure, excessive speed, lane drifting, and improper truck maneuvering, and driver fatigue.
Imperial County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal semi-truck accident can be quite devastating and stressful. Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
If a semi-truck driver has left you or your loved one injured, or worse, in a traffic accident, you need the professional legal services of experienced California semi-truck accident lawyers. Arash Law is a semi-truck accident law firm in California, and we have been helping victims of truck accidents like you for several decades. Our dedicated semi-truck accident firm is committed to helping you obtain the compensation you 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.