A pickup truck driver was killed after his vehicle was struck by a big rig in rural Sonoma County on Monday morning, August 24.
The fatal two-vehicle collision occurred on the intersection of State Highway 37 and 121 at approximately 6:00 a.m. The big rig was reportedly heading west on Highway 37 toward the Highway 121 intersection. The big rig driver failed to notice the red Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and a Subaru Outback were preparing to turn left from southbound Highway 121 to eastbound Highway 37.
The big rig was unable to stop in time and failed to avoid the two vehicles. The Subaru spun into the lanes of Highway 37 due to the severity of the impact. The pickup truck sustained significant front-end damage in the collision. The pickup truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal Big Rig Collision Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the crash. Witnesses that can provide helpful information about the accident are encouraged to contact the Marin CHP office at (415) 924-1100.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), big rig trucks have increased by 30 percent since 2009. There were 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig in 2017 alone. Tractor-trailer accidents are caused by a variety of factors like loss of control of the truck, a tire blowout, a disabling or non-disabling vehicle failure, excessive speed, lane drifting, improper truck maneuvering, and driver fatigue.
When facing tractor-trailer crash cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Sonoma County wrongful death lawyer specializing in fatal tractor-trailer accidents to conduct an independent investigation. During the independent investigation, all possible contributing factors such as road conditions, signage visibility, and road lighting will be considered and thoroughly examined by the wrongful death attorney.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Big Rig Collisions in Sonoma County
The sudden death of a loved one can affect the victim’s family’s mental and emotional state. It can be quite devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal big rig collision. Although the victim’s family may be unable to replace the loss of their loved one, they can give their loved one justice by filing for a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help.
Through the wrongful death claim, the family can seek financial compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain, and suffering. Attorneys can serve as a helpful legal guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. We are more than happy to visit you at your home or office.
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