Edgar Cruz Truck Accident: Edgar Rodriguez Cruz, Courtney Williams, Telvin Sauveur Injured In Semi-Truck Accident On Interstate 5 Freeway In Tehama County By Flores Avenue
TEHAMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (June 15, 2019) – Three people identified as Edgar Rodriguez Cruz, Courtney Williams and Telvin Sauveur were injured when they were rear-ended by another semi-truck driver.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:39 a.m. Traffic was slowing down on the Interstate 5 freeway. A semi-truck traveling at an unsafe speed was unable to slow down in time and hit the semi-truck carrying Courtney Williams and Telvin Sauveur.
The force of the impact pushed their semi-truck into another semi-truck driven by Edgar Rodriguez Cruz. Multiple roads on the Interstate 5 were closed as the investigation into the crash continued.
It remains unclear if the truck driver that caused the accident is going to be charged.
What To Do After A Truck Accident
Tens of thousands of people are seriously injured in truck accidents every year. More often than not these accidents are due to truck drivers that are fatigued or distracted. There are a number of steps that you should take if you have been involved in a truck accident.
- Remain at the scene of the crash
- Get out of the roadway. Don’t risk being hit a second time.
- Call 911 for help. It’s important that the police document evidence.
- Take as many pictures of the accident scene as you can.
- Collect information from eyewitnesses and other drivers involved.
- Seek Medical attention for your injuries.
- Have your case evaluated by an experienced truck accident attorney.
Many victims of truck accidents may not even realize that they are injured. This is why it’s so important to be physically evaluated. Failing to seek medical treatment may compromise your ability to potentially seek damages down the road. A attorney can work on your behalf and help you to get the best outcome possible.
Liability In Truck Accidents
It is against the law to follow vehicles too closely so that a driver does not have enough time to react. According to California Vehicle Code 21703, “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway.” Truck drivers that cause accidents may face civil or even criminal liability.
There is simply no reason for a rear-end collision to occur. Good drivers should be alert and slow with the traffic ahead of them. Additionally, there are technological measures available to help prevent these types of accidents. For example, the USPS has retrofitted all of its Class 8 trucks with collision avoidance technology. This causes the truck to automatically stop if the sensors detect a crash is imminent.
Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can include money for medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can begin working to get you the support that you need.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Edgar Rodriguez Cruz, Courtney Williams and Telvin Sauveur as they continue to recover. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those affected. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a truck accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We can take steps to make sure that your rights are being protected. Whether you need help with medical bills after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.