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CHINO HILLS: Jeanine Moncada Rosales, Sonia Moncada Killed In Semi-Truck Accident On 71 Freeway By Butterfield Ranch Road


Jun 14, 2019

Jeanine Rosales-Moncada Chino Hills – Sonia Moncada Chino Hills : Jeanine Moncada Rosales, Sonia Moncada Killed In Chino Hills Semi-Truck Accident On 71 Freeway By Butterfield Ranch Road; 15-Year-Old Alvaro Critically Injured

CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA (June 13, 2019)  – Two women identified as Jeanine Moncada Rosales and Sonia Moncada were both killed in a semi-truck accident on the southbound lanes of the 71 Freeway by Butterfield Ranch Road. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that traffic on the 71 Freeway was slowing down around 8:15 a.m. It was around this time that the driver of a box truck failed to slow his vehicle and rear ended one car and pushed it out of the way. 

The box truck continued down the road before striking a car carrying Jeanine Moncada Rosales and Sonia Moncada. The truck continued out of control before it overturned on top of one vehicle and pushed another against a guardrail. 

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victims Despite life-saving efforts, Jeanine Moncada Rosales and Sonia Moncada both died due to their injuries. 

A 15-year-old boy identified as Alvaro that was in the car with them was critically injured but expected to survive. A total of five people were injured in the box truck accident. 

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Alvaro, Jeanine Rosales-Moncada and her mother Sonia Moncada. 

Causes of Truck Accidents

Like every driver on the road truck drivers have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front of them. A fully loaded class 8 semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. Even a low impact rear-end collision can cause catastrophic injuries. Here are just a few of the most common causes of rear-end collisions:

  • Faulty brakes: Because of a truck’s weight, its brakes are much more likely to fail. It’s important that a truck’s brakes are maintained and that it does not carry more than its maximum payload. 
  • Impaired driving: As strange as it may sound, truck drivers do occasionally become intoxicated. Federal and state guidelines prohibit truck drivers from operating their vehicle with a BAC of 0.04 or higher
  • Drowsy Driving: According to the FMCSA, fatigue is the number one factor behind fatal truck accidents. Truck drivers often work long hours and occasionally don’t get the rest they need to drive safely.

There is simply no reason that a truck should ever rear-end another vehicle. Even if a vehicle were to slam on their brakes and stop suddenly a truck driver following from behind should have enough time to react and slow down. Depending on the facts of any case, there could be multiple forms of liability for a truck accident. 

Liability In Truck Accidents

If a truck was negligent and caused an accident they or the company that they work for could face civil liability. There is a strong presumption of negligence if one vehicle rear-ends another vehicle. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” Injuries in a high speed truck accident may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Organ damage
  • Amputations

A good truck driver should be scanning the road ahead of them and taking steps to prevent accidents. If traffic is slowing they should slow down as well. The family of any victim that died in a truck accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim could include compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of love and lost wages. Unfortunately, truck companies will often fight to deny liability or downplay the severity of an accident. A truck accident attorney can investigate your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. 

Investigating A Truck Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeanine Moncada Rosales, Sonia Moncada and all of those that have been affected. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up to help the victim’s child Alvaro and all of those that have been affected. This was a complete tragedy that should never have taken place. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation. 

Have you or someone that you love been involved in a truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need more information about a truck accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285. Se Habla Español. 

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