Two people were killed after a deadly traffic crash involving a semi-truck on Highway 99 on Thursday night, September 9th.
The deadly semi-truck collision took place on Highway 99 near Tulare Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. A semi-truck and a car reportedly collided on the northbound side of Highway 99 under unclear circumstances.
The car then caught fire after the crash. Two occupants inside the car were killed in the accident. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured in the mishap. He remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Additional details about the accident are unavailable at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. The crash is currently under further investigation.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
Semi-trucks are an important part of the economy. The United States counts on its trucking industry to deliver massive quantities of goods annually. Unfortunately, driving alongside big rigs can be quite risky for other motorists on the road.
Compared to other types of crashes, semi-truck accidents tend to be more deadly. Due to the immense size difference between a big rig and other vehicles on the road, big rig accidents often result in serious injury or death.
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. In 2017 alone, there were 4,102 fatal traffic accidents involving a tractor-trailer. Semi-truck accidents occur due to a variety of reasons including, loss of control, a blowout, a failure of the vehicle or the truck itself, excessive speed, lane drifting, and bad truck maneuvering.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Tulare County
The sudden death of a loved one in a semi-truck crash can be crushing and stressful for the victim’s family. In a fatal accident, the victim’s family is encouraged to obtain legal counsel to help them file a wrongful death suit. The victim’s family can file a wrongful death suit to recoup their losses (e.g., loss of companionship, funeral expenses, physical and emotional trauma, etc.) resulting from an accident.
If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident by a semi-truck driver, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a crash, you should seek the advice of experienced California semi-truck accident lawyers. For more than two decades, our attorneys from Arash Law have assisted victims of semi-truck accidents here in California. We are here to help you get the financial support you need to recover from your semi-truck accident!
You can come to our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego to discuss any issues or questions. For a FREE consultation with a wrongful death attorney, you can call us at (888) 488-1391.