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January 31, 2014

Truck Driver Killed in Ontario Crash

A driver was killed in a truck accident in Ontario after the tractor-trailer he was driving struck another big-rig that was parked on the shoulder and veered off the roadway. According to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Coroner, California Highway Patrol officials were sent to the northbound Interstate 15 early morning on January 30, 2014 after reports of a two-vehicle accident. The officers found the tractor-trailer, which came to rest at the southbound Interstate 15 to Interstate 10 overpass. The driver of the tractor-trailer died at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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November 1, 2013

Driver and Three Students Injured in Santa Maria School Bus Crash

A bus driver suffered major injuries and three students were hospitalized after a school bus accident in Santa Maria. According to a news report in the Santa Maria Times, the loose fertilizer arm of a passing farm truck crashed into the front of a school bus transporting 10 students to Righetti High School the morning of October 30, 2013. Three students, identified as Morgan Garten, 15, Julisa Gutierrez, 15, and Koby Ernst, 14, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The 44-year-old bus driver, Yolanda Zepeda, suffered major injuries, but she is expected to survive.

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September 24, 2012

Newport Beach Car Accident Causes Injuries

At least one person was injured in a Newport Beach car accident after two vehicles collided at a street intersection, the afternoon of September 21, 2012. According to the Daily Pilot, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Newport Coast Drive and Vista Ridge Road. Officials say the accident involved a delivery truck and a small passenger vehicle. The five-ton truck and a smaller car came into "full-speed contact" at the intersection, police said. One person was transported to an area trauma center in stable condition. Both vehicles were traveling at about 40 mph at the time of the crash.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the injured victim of this collision. I wish the victim the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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September 4, 2012

Two Killed, Several Injured in Santa Clarita Area Car Accident

A major car accident in Santa Clarita involving two cars and a big rig left two people dead and several others injured early morning on September 4, 2012. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred on the 5 Freeway near Gorman. California Highway Patrol officials say the cars were traveling southbound and collided with each other for an unknown reason. Four of the injured have been hospitalized in critical condition, while five more sustained non-life-threatening injuries. At least one of the victims is a child who has been rushed to the hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the deceased victims of this car accident. My heart also goes out to the many injured victims of this crash. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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August 31, 2012

Multi-Car Collision in Hacienda Heights Causes Injuries

Four people were hospitalized in a Los Angeles car accident that involved several vehicles, including a police cruiser, the morning of August 30, 2012. According to a news article in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the multi-car crash occurred on the westbound 60 Freeway near Hacienda Boulevard in Hacienda Heights. Officials are still trying to determine what caused the LAPD Ford Crown Victoria, tow truck, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Toyota Solara sedan, Toyota Sienna minivan and Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to collide. A woman inside the PT Cruiser was hospitalized, as were two men and a woman. None of the injuries appear to have been life threatening.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone injured in this Los Angeles County car accident. I wish them all the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.

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August 15, 2012

Large Truck Crash on I-5, Causes Injuries

August 5, 2012-San Clemente, CA-The Orange County Register reports that a Wednesday morning accident brought traffic to a halt as a large truck crash spilled debris across several lanes of I-5 near Avenida Pico off-ramp.
The crash occurred around 6:00 a.m. when a truck carrying bags of cement or paint overturned and wound up on its side, spilling its cargo onto the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Caltrans immediately dispatched workers to clean the debris to prevent further crashes or injuries, and a SIG alert was issued for the area. The debris was not completely cleared for about two hours, and CHP says that minor injuries were reported. However, officials have not released the cause of the crash at this time.

My sincere wishes for a speedy recovery go out to any victims injured in this crash and my congratulations to the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans for clearing the debris quickly to avoid further damages.

Accident Statistics

Rollover accidents involving large trucks are often dangerous or even fatal for the truck driver and others. In a 1999 study by the University of Michigan, researchers found that ten percent of accidents involving driver injury and 13 percent of all accidents involving driver death included rollovers of large trucks as a feature. By comparison, only one-half of a percent of deaths and less than two percent of injuries for large truck drivers occurred when there was no rollover.

What Happened In This Large Truck Crash

Although the cause of the accident has not yet been released, it is clear that there must have been some factor that led to the rollover of this large truck. Most often, these accidents are caused by another driver who swerves in too closely while changing lanes or who slams on brakes without warning, causing the large truck driver to brake and swerve. The physics involved when a large truck driver brakes suddenly while turning the wheel sharply can often lead to a rollover.

Liability Issues

If another driver was responsible for this large truck crash, he or she will have liability for the damages to the vehicle as well as the injuries of other passengers and drivers. On the other hand, if the large truck driver was to blame, he or she will face liability for the injuries caused to any other drivers as well as personal property damages. If you experience injuries from trucks or other vehicles, get in touch with the Orange County Truck Accidents Lawyers at 800-561-4831.

July 3, 2012

Orange County Car Accident Causes Serious Injuries

Two people were seriously injured in an Orange County car accident after a van and a Coca-Cola truck collided at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Rio Vista Street, the afternoon of July 2, 2012. Anaheim police say a Ford Aerostar van was traveling south on Rio Vista when he ran a red light and broadsided the Coca-Cola, which was westbound on Lincoln. The male driver and female passenger in the Aerostar were transported to UCI Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Coca-Cola truck was uninjured.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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May 11, 2012

Huntington Beach Car Accident Proves Fatal for Elderly Man

Crawford Grant Reeves, 77, was killed in a Huntington Beach car accident after the parked car in which he was sitting was struck from behind by a tow truck. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car accident occurred early morning on May 10, 2012 near the intersection of Springdale and McCarthy streets. Police say Reeves and his 13-year-old grandson were sitting in a Chevy Impala that was parked along Springdale Street when a 2011 Dodge Ram tow truck crashed into the back of the parked car. The driver of the tow truck was not injured. Reeves and his grandson were transported to an area hospital where Reeves died. His grandson did not suffer life threatening injuries. So far, no arrests or citations have been issued in connection with this fatal crash. An investigation is ongoing.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends of Crawford Grant Reeves who are mourning the loss of their loved one. We also wish the injured boy the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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March 14, 2012

Woman Injured in Industry Area Hit-and-Run Car Accident

A woman suffered major injuries in a Los Angeles car accident, after a tractor-trailer struck her and fled the scene. According to a news report in The Walnut Patch, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Temple Avenue, the morning of March 13, 2012.

Officials say the woman was walking eastbound on Valley and crossing the intersection in a marked crosswalk with a green light when the tractor-trailer, exiting the 605 Freeway, failed to yield for the pedestrian. The big rig struck the victim and then pushed and dragged her for approximately 20 feet. The truck driver did not stop, but kept going eastbound on Valley Boulevard. The woman suffered major head and internal injuries. Officials are still looking for the hit-and-run driver and vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact officials at 626-338-1164.

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March 7, 2012

One Injured in Orange County Truck Accident

One person was hospitalized following an Anaheim car accident, which police report involved a big rig that left the scene, the morning of March 6, 2012. According to a news article in The Orange County Register, the truck crash occurred along the eastbound 91 Freeway near Weir Canyon Road. Officials say a silver compact car and another car hit each other before the compact was pushed into the center divider. Later, the driver of a semi-truck called the California Highway Patrol to report involvement in the collision. It is unclear which driver was responsible here, or if the truck driver will be cited for fleeing the accident site.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this truck accident. I wish the victim the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.

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March 6, 2012

Veteran Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident

Staff Sgt. Muhdin ''Mo'' Jemal, of the First Battalion, 140th Aviation Assault Helicopter Battalion based in Los Alamitos, was killed in a Fullerton car accident after his motorcycle was struck by two vehicles. According to a news report in the Los Alamitos Patch, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the night of March 1, 2012 when Jemal was southbound on the 57 Freeway at Imperial Highway in Fullerton.

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December 16, 2011

Driving Without Rest is Causing Serious Rise in Truck Accidents

In recent months, several horrifying accidents have resulted from fatigued or overworked truck drivers. Recently, a truck driver fell sleep at the wheel causing a truck accident. Peterson, the plaintiff, suffered a herniated disk in the crash, sued the driver and his employer, and was awarded 1.98 million dollars.

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December 13, 2011

Driving Without Rest is Causing Serious Rise in Truck Accidents

In recent months, several horrifying accidents have resulted from fatigued or overworked truck drivers. Recently, a truck driver fell sleep at the wheel causing a rear-end collision. Peterson, the plaintiff, suffered a herniated disk in the crash, sued the driver and his employer, and was awarded 1.98 million dollars.

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December 2, 2011

California Truck Accidents May Be Reduced With New Measure

The US government recently reported plans to increase truck driver's wages iin a new effort to reduce fatalities due to common truck accident causes. A road safety remuneration tribunal will be set forth July of next year.

Truck accidents cost the economy 2.7 billion dollars last year. Studies have shown that lower rates for paying truck drivers have caused an increase in risk-taking behavior.

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November 16, 2011

Five Injured in Santa Ana Car Accident

Five people, including a 2-month-old baby, were injured in a Santa Ana car accident after two vehicles collided at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the morning of November 15, 2011 at the intersection of First and Euclid streets. Officials report a Nissan Altima carrying two women and two children that was traveling west on First Street collided with a Diamond Environmental Services septic truck, which was traveling south on Euclid Street.

Police say one of the vehicles ran a red light. Investigators are still reviewing the video from a red light cameras in the area to determine who was at fault. The two women in the Altima were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries, while the infant was hospitalized with serious injuries. Another 2-year-old boy from the Nissan was treated at the scene. The male driver of the truck suffered possible broken ribs. An investigation is ongoing.

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