One unidentified person was killed after a deadly traffic crash involving a semi-truck in Ontario on Thursday morning, September 23.
The deadly crash transpired at approximately 12:30 a.m. on eastbound 60 Freeway near Grove Avenue.
A semi-truck reportedly rear-ended another big rig on the freeway for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
One person was fatally injured in the mishap. He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unclear whether other people were injured.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. It’s unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. They will determine the cause and the liability in the fatal crash.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
Semi-trucks play an essential role in the economy. Every year, America’s trucking industry transports billions of dollars worth of goods. Millions of big rigs on the road, unfortunately, pose a threat to other motorists. When compared to other types of road accidents, semi-truck accidents are more deadly. It’s primarily due to the large size difference between big rig trucks and other vehicles on the road.
According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the United States Department of Transportation, the fatality rate for big rig trucks has increased by 30% since 2009. In 2017, there were 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig. Loss of control of the truck, a tire blowout, a disabling or non-disabling vehicle failure, excessive speed, lane drifting, and improper truck maneuvering, as well as driver fatigue are all factors that contribute to semi-truck accidents.
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