A 51-year-old man identified as John C. was killed after a deadly two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck in Perris on Thursday morning, September 30.
The deadly collision transpired at approximately 5:10 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 74 and Mazzie Avenue.
A pickup truck and a semi-truck collided at the intersection under unclear circumstances. How the collision occurred, and the reason it happened has not been established.
After the initial collision, the pickup truck reportedly crashed into a home in 21120 Mazie Avenue before catching fire. One person was killed in the mishap. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported. It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
The massive commercial trucks that weave our highways are the lifeblood of our nation’s consumer-driven economy. The trucking industry is responsible for the transportation of a large portion of goods throughout the country. As the need for consumer goods grows, the pressure to safely and properly deliver goods also increases.
The economy cannot function without semi-trucks. Every year, the trucking industry in the United States transports billions of dollars worth of goods. Many big rigs on the road, unfortunately, cause hundreds of traffic accidents. When compared to other types of car accidents, semi-truck collisions are more fatal. There are many reasons for this, but the most important is the significant size difference between big rig trucks and other vehicles on the road.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data shows that since 2009, the fatality rate for big rig trucks has risen by 30%. In 2017, there were 4,102 fatal traffic accidents involving a big rig. Semi-truck accidents are caused by various factors, including truck loss of control, tire blowouts, disabling or non-disabling vehicle failure, excessive speed, lane drifting, and improper truck maneuvering driver fatigue.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents
California is rife with beautiful highways and byways, but the fact remains that we share all of these roadways with semi-trucks that seem to multiply by the day. These 18-wheelers have strict safety limitations imposed upon them by their extreme size, making them the most dangerous vehicles on our roads.
When you take to California’s beautiful roadways, be on the lookout for semis in your midst. These large trucks come equipped with their unique driving hazards, and driving defensively is always in your best interest. If you have lost a loved one from a deadly semi-truck accident, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced attorney.
Our semi-truck accident attorneys from Arash Law have been assisting people like you who have been injured in truck accidents for many years. It is our mission to help victims of trucking accidents get the compensation they deserve. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, or San Diego. Our hotline number (888) 488-1391 can be used to reach a wrongful death lawyer who will provide you with a FREE Consultation.