One unidentified person was killed after a traffic collision involving a big rig in Highgrove on Wednesday morning, April 7.
The deadly collision transpired at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the area of Center Street and Stephens Avenue.
An unspecified vehicle collided with a big rig near Interstate 215 Freeway. How the collision occurred, and the reason why it happened has not been established.
The Riverside County Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and found the driver of the car lifeless. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The big rig driver was uninjured from the collision. Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the accident.
Big Rig Collision Statistics
‘Big-rig’ is the term used for the tractor-trailers and semis with which we share the road. These names are used interchangeably for huge cargo-carrying trucks. The California Department of Transportation shares that the major mode of freight transportation in California is big rigs. More than 78 percent of the communities in the State of California rely exclusively on big rigs to move their cargo.
Big rig collisions are often deadlier than other roadway accidents. It’s mainly because of the considerable size difference big rigs have compared to regular vehicles. A fully loaded big rig needs as much as 20 to 40 percent more stopping distance.
Accidents involving big rigs trucks have increased by 30 percent since 2009. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), there were approximately 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig in 2017.
Big rigs are involved in some of the deadliest accidents on our roadways. If a big rig accident leaves you or a loved one injured – or worse – you need the skilled professional services of a California big rig accident attorney.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Big Rig Collisions
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal tractor-trailer accident can be quite devastating and stressful.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim with the assistance of an experienced attorney can help you navigate through the financial losses caused by the accident. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship and income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
A wrongful death attorney can serve as a helpful legal guide for the grieving family during this difficult time while ensuring that the guilty party will be held accountable for their alleged crime.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a big rig accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyer from Arash Law. We’re standing by to help – 24 hours a day and seven days a week – so please give us a call at (888) 488-1391 today.