Jeanine Rosales-Moncada Chino Hills, Sonia Moncada Chino Hills: Sonia Moncada, Jeanine Moncada Rosales Died In Chino Hills Box Truck Accident On 71 Freeway By Butterfield Ranch Road; Alvaro Rosales Remains In Critical Condition
CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA (June 14, 2019) – Two women identified as Sonia Moncada and Jeanine Moncada Rosales have tragically died in an chain reaction box truck accident on the 71 Freeway near Butterfield Ranch Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the truck accident took place around 8:15 a.m. Traffic was slowing on the 71 Freeway when one car was rear-ended the box truck.
The box truck that failed to slow down proceeded to hit another car carrying Jeanine Moncada Rosales, her son Alvaro Rosales and her mother Sonia Moncada. The force of the impact caused the box truck to spin out and flip over and crush a car.
Another vehicle became pinned against a guardrail. Firefighters rushed to the scene of the Chino box truck accident in order to help the victims.
Both Sonia Moncada and Jeanine Moncada Rosales tragically died as a result of their injuries. 15-year-old Alvaro Rosales remains in critical condition as a result of the crash.
According to a Go Fund Me page set up for the family of the victims, “Jeanine Rosales-Moncada and her mother was involved in an accident where they unfortunately passed away. Please help us to raise funds to assist in memorial services and any unexpected expenses that may come up for her son Alvaro, who was also involved in the accident, and the family. Any contribution helps! Thank you!”
Truck Accidents Caused By Driver Fatigue
According to Keep Truckin, “There are more than 15 million commercial trucks transporting over 70% of all U.S. goods every year. Despite FMCSA’s best efforts in implementing rules and regulations to avoid such incidents and improve driver/vehicle safety, there’s been a 20% increase in the number of commercial truck accidents over the past decade.” Fatigue has been cited as the number one factor behind fatal vehicle accidents.
Fatigue can take place for multiple reasons including inadequate rest. According to the FMCSA, “They are the 14-hour “driving window” limit, 11-hour driving limit, and 60-hour/7-day and 70-hour/8-day duty limits.” These regulations are not always followed. Or, in many cases, truck drivers may take prescription or over the counter medications that make them fatigued. California law does not distinguish between alcohol and medications for a driver to be intoxicated. This is why drivers should consult with their doctor about how certain medications may affect their driving.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them. 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.” There is simply no excuse for one truck to hit another vehicle.
Rear-end collisions typically take place when a driver is fatigued, distracted, speeding or intoxicated. In terms of intoxication, commercial drivers are held to a much higher standard than the general public. For example, commercial drivers are considered legally intoxicated if they have a BAC of 0.04 or higher. If a truck driver rear-ends another vehicle they will very likely be held at fault for the accident.
The family members of any victims that are killed due to the negligence of a truck driver may be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Eligible beneficiaries in a civil claim could include: “The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.” A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Sonia Moncada, Jeanine Moncada Rosales as they are going through such a difficult time. It is our sincere hope that people will donate to the Go Fund Me page set up for Alvaro and the rest of the family. This accident should never have happened. There needs to be a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led up to this tragedy.
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 here to answer any questions that you may have. We focus exclusively on personal injury claims and can investigate all aspects of your case free of cost so that you can know what went wrong. Whether you have questions about your rights or would like a free police report about a particular incident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.