Ramiro Durazo Rancho Cucamonga: 71-Year-Old Victorville Resident Ramiro Durazo Died In Car Accident After Being Rear-Ended By 2009 Volvo Semi Truck On 15 Freeway
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA (December 13, 2018) – A five car collision on the Interstate 15 Freeway left a 71-year-old man identified as Ramiro Durazo dead as well as several others injured.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the first accident took place around 5:25 a.m. by Etiwanda Avenue. Ramiro Durazo was driving a 2013 Toyota Prius when he hit a 2005 Ford Focus. The initial impact caused the victim’s Prius to come to rest in between the number 3 and 4 lanes.
A 2005 Honda Odyssey was traveling down the road and hit the left side of the Toyota Prius. Shortly after that collision Ramiro Durazo died after being rear-ended by a 2009 Volvo semi and ejected from his vehicle.
The Prius then slid down an embankment. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Rear End Collisions Involving Semi Trucks
There are a number of entities that may face potential liability for the truck accident that killed Ramiro Durazo. Truck drivers have a responsibility to maintain a safe distance with the vehicles that are in front of them. This can be more difficult at night when visibility is less clear. Drivers should keep enough distance with the vehicle in front of them so that even if the front vehicles stops abruptly the rear driver has time to react.
It’s often the case that truck drivers can become distracted prior to an accident or become fatigued. For example, semi-trucks are equipped with a range of sensors that can help detect what a driver was doing immediately before a crash. According to vehicle engineer Marcus Mazza, heavy truck event data recorders measure a range of factors including:
- Vehicle speed
- Engine speed
- Engine load
- Brake status
- Cruise control status
A number of rear-end collisions occur because trucks are too heavily loaded. This can make the truck more difficult to stop and increase the odds of an accident occurring. If this is the case, the company that packed a truck could potentially face liability. It’s important to seek legal counsel if you or someone that you love has been involved in a truck accident. A truck accident attorney can look into all of the factors that may have contributed to a crash and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help Investigating A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ramiro Durazo as they are going through such a difficult time. This is deeply unfortunate and should never have happened. California Highway Patrol should conduct a thorough investigation into the conduct of this truck driver before the fatal accident. It is our sincere hope that all witnesses that may have seen what happened will decide to come forward.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are committed to getting justice for accident victims and their families. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of personal injury claims and will fight hard to get you the best outcome possible. Whether you need help investigating an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach us at (888) 888-9285.
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