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UPDATE: Pickup Truck Involved In Semi Truck Accident In Coachella On State Route 86 by Avenue 52

Oct 8, 2018

Pickup Truck Driver Seriously Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident On SR 86 In Coachella

 COACHELLA, CALIFORNIA (October 8, 2018) Authorities are saying that two people were injured when their pickup truck was involved in an accident with a big rig truck on State Route 86 by Avenue 52.

Firefighters rushed to the scene of the collision. One man was trapped inside of the vehicle and had to be cut out. They were transported to the hospital with major injuries.

A  second person was reported to only suffer from minor injuries. Coachella police are continuing their investigation into how the crash took place.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents leave thousands of people dead every year in the United States. Tens of thousands more are regularly injured. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has listed a variety of factors that contribute to collisions. These include:

  • Driver unfamiliarity with the roadway.

  • Illegal maneuvers

  • Fatigue

  • Illness

  • Distraction

  • Alcohol or drugs

  • Speeding

When truck drivers fail to pay attention to the road the resulting accidents can leave victims with debilitating injuries. It’s always a good idea to seek the experienced guidance of a truck accident attorney who can walk you through what your rights are.

Liability In Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can occur for a variety of different reasons. When a truck’s driver is negligent and causes an accident the company that they work for may bear responsibility. Generally speaking, truck companies are liable for the conduct of their employees. Investigators will need to collect data on the circumstances of the crash. Most trucks are equipped with an Event Data Recorder (EDR). This device records a whole host of information including wheel speed, brake application and throttle. It’s similar to the “black box” that’s installed on airplanes. This can help determine liability in the event of a crash. Victims of truck accidents may be able to file a claim for damages in order to receive financial compensation.

Preserving Your Rights With A Truck Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that have been injured in this crash. It is our sincere hope that they recover quickly and that steps are taken to prevent similar accidents in the future. Anyone that may have seen what happened  should reach out to authorities as they are continuing their investigation.

If you or someone that you love has been involved in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can help you get compensation for your injuries, medical bills and pain and suffering. We’ve recovered over 1 billion for our clients and focus exclusively on personal injury law. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. Call us today for a risk free case evaluation  (888) 888-9285.


  1. Patch California, News Partner. 2 Hurt In Crash Between Pickup And Big Rig In Coachella. Oct 5, 2018

  2. Nolo Staff. Trucking Accidents: Common Causes & Liability. 2018

  3. FMCSA. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study – Analysis Brief. 2018

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