A 33-year-old man was killed after a fatal traffic collision involving a semi-truck in Wasco on Monday afternoon, June 7th.
The accident took place on Magnolia Avenue and Merced Avenue in Wasco at approximately noon. A semi-truck was reportedly driving southbound on Magnolia Avenue when it stopped for a stop sign at the intersection.
The semi-truck then suddenly collided with an eastbound 2015 Toyota as it entered the intersection of Magnolia Avenue. The Toyota driver sustained fatal injuries from the crash. He was pronounced dead.
Additional details about the accident are unavailable at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
Semi-trucks are 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), 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.
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 driver fatigue.
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The fact is that semi accidents are more complex than traffic accidents involving non-commercial vehicles. If you’ve been injured or if your loved one was killed in such an accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced semi-truck attorney.
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