57-Year-Old Man Killed In Yucaipa Box Truck Accident On The Interstate 10 Freeway By Carbazon
YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA (June 10, 2019) – A 57-year-old truck passenger has tragically died in an accident on the Interstate 10 Freeway not far from Carbazon.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 a.m. The driver of a box truck allowed his vehicle to drift onto the shoulder.
He tried to correct the path of the vehicle but ended up going over the embankment near the south lanes of the freeway. The box truck then hit a tree.
A 57-year-old passenger inside of the box truck tragically died due to their injuries. A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Box Truck Accidents
According to one report from the FMCSA, “If 30 percent of the trucks assigned the critical reason for a crash were coded with the driver associated factor ‘traveling too fast for conditions,’ while only 5 percent of the trucks that were not assigned the critical reason were coded with the same associated factor, it can be concluded that speed is a factor that increases the risk of being involved in a crash.” Here are just a few of the common factors associated with truck accidents:
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
The family of any victim that dies in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can include compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses and emotional trauma. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. An attorney can make sure that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
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