Boyle Heights Semi Truck Accident Involving Multiple Cars On Olympic Boulevard Critically Injured One Los Angeles Resident
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (January 22, 2019) – One person is in critical condition after multiple vehicles collided in Boyle Heights along Olympic Boulevard.
Los Angeles police officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday night. Two people were trapped in their vehicles along with the driver of the semi truck.
Firefighters were able to free the victims and one had to be taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Two other people had moderate injuries.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Liability In Semi Truck Accidents
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, around 5,000 people are killed every year in truck accidents. Like all accidents, the vast majority of these collisions are avoidable. One of the leading factors of truck accidents is fatigue. Truck drivers are supposed to get adequate rest and limit the amount of hours that they drive. But this doesn’t prevent truck drivers from taking on other part time jobs. According to numerous studies, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
The average cost of treatment and care for a truck accident with an injury is $200,000. This can actually be quite low for someone that sustains critical injuries. Victim’s are able to recover some of the losses that result from their accident. This includes compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can evaluate all of the specific facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After A Semi Truck Accident
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