The California Highway Patrol recently closed down a portion of Route 60 in Los Angeles County while officers conducted an investigation and cleaned up a massive accident involving multiple passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers. As often happens on California's freeways, early morning traffic began slowing to a stop. Then, a tanker truck full of milk failed to reduce speed and started a chain-reaction truck accident that involved several vehicles.
Truck drivers and the companies they work for have an enormous responsibility every time a truck is on California's roadways. The vehicles must be in good mechanical condition, and the drivers must remain vigilant. When either or both of those factors are not present, a truck accident can easily occur.
On a recent Tuesday night, five friends were heading westbound on California Highway 138 with no idea what was about to happen to them. Out of nowhere, a dump truck slammed into their vehicle. Three of the five teens miraculously survived the dump truck accident. Nevertheless, the other two lost their lives in the tragic accident.
It did not take long for the traffic to become congested around the scene of an accident that took place on a California freeway recently. Police turned around drivers, and others attempted to find their own routes through the surrounding neighborhoods as authorities investigated and cleaned up a truck accident that left numerous people injured and one person dead. The section of freeway was closed for several hours.
Certain stretches of California's highways are poorly lit at night. Drivers who are otherwise diligent may not be able to see a hazard in front of them. Authorities think that darkness may have contributed to a recent truck accident.
Most everyone in California -- and the rest of the country -- has heard about the tragic accident that occurred between a charter bus and a FedEx truck on a busy Interstate highway. Agencies investigating the truck accident are still attempting to figure out exactly what happened, including why the driver of the FedEx truck veered into oncoming traffic. Statements from witnesses failed to shed any definitive light on the circumstances leading up to the crash.
The Los Angeles Police Department is mourning the loss of one its own. The officer died in a truck accident on March 7. The officer had been with the department for 16 years, and his most recent assignment was in the Hollywood division. The LAPD also reports the man was a respected officer and family man.
A pedestrian death is always very sad, particularly if the circumstances that led up to the fatality are rather unclear. Recently, a California mother was tragically struck and killed by a utility truck as she was walking her daughter and a neighbor to school. Now, the people who loved her are searching for answers as investigators continue to look into how this horrific truck accident occurred. It is not yet known if the driver will be charged.
Once again the impatience of a driver to get from point A to point B has caused a tragic death. The death of a 35-year-old California woman had residents and city officials in San Francisco shocked and angry. A city parks employee ran the woman over with a city pickup truck while she sat in a grassy area of Holly Park in Bernal Heights with her 11-month-old baby and her dog, who were both uninjured. The woman's estate may assert a wrongful death claim for damages against the city.
Understandably, a truck accident can have devastating consequences. The sheer weight and size of these often massive vehicles is no match for pedestrians and even the occupants of smaller vehicles. Recently, an elderly woman lost her life in a horrific truck accident in the Lincoln Heights section of Los Angeles.