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UPDATE: Lorena Gallardo, Norma Murillo Velasquez Killed In Lancaster Truck Accident By 90th Street and East Avenue E


Aug 3, 2019

Lorena Gallardo Lancaster: Lorena Gallardo, Norma Murillo Velasquez Killed In Lancaster Truck Accident By 90th Street and East Avenue E

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA (August 2, 2019) – Two women identified as Lorena Gallardo and Norma Murillo Velasquez were tragically killed in a semi-truck accident by 90th Street and East Avenue E.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:35 a.m. The Los Angeles Coroner’s office are saying that a semi-truck collided with a car carrying Lorena Gallardo and Norma Murillo Velasquez for reasons that remain under investigation. 

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help Lorena Gallardo and Norma Murillo Velasquez. Despite life-saving efforts both women were pronounced dead due to their injuries. 

A Go Fund Me page has been set up in order to help the family of Lorena Gallardo with funeral expenses. 

Liability In Semi-Truck Accidents

Truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner in order to avoid accidents.  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.” Here are just a few of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents according to the FMCSA:

  • Brake problems
  • Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
  • Prescription drug use
  • Traveling too fast for conditions
  • Unfamiliarity with roadway
  • Roadway problems
  • Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Inadequate surveillance
  • Fatigue

The family of any victim that died in a truck accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with filing a claim. It is therefore important to act quickly after an accident. 

Investigating A Truck  Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of Lorena Gallardo and Norma Murillo Velasquez. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place  to help prevent similar accidents. City officials should investigate this intersection to determine if it’s in a dangerous condition. 

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a semi-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 can investigate a truck accident free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you need a free police report after an accident or just have questions about the law we are here for you. You can reach our to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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