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Lexus Drifts Off 210 Freeway Slamming Into Parked Big Rig

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A 26-year-old man died after he crashed his Lexus ES 300 into a tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the 210 Freeway in Claremont, according to an article in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

The article says that Arthur C. Yeh, an Upland resident, was in his Lexus doing about 70 miles an hour when he drifted on to the shoulder, speeding up as he approached the disabled tractor trailer. The driver of the big rig was reportedly standing right in front of his truck when Yeh slammed into it, the Daily Bulletin reports. Fortunately he suffered only minor injuries and got a cut to his arm when the headlight from the Lexus flew off and struck him in the arm, the newspaper reports.

This is a strange accident because it sounds like something went terribly wrong with the driver of the Lexus. It would be interesting to find out if this horrific crash was caused by some malfunction in the Lexus or because the tractor trailer was parked illegally in a recovery zone. If investigators determine that the big rig was illegally parked in the recovery zone, the driver and trucking company could be partially at fault. On the other hand, if it turns out that the truck was legally parked, Yeh’s insurance will be liable to the trucking company and the truck driver for damages they’ve suffered.

Just a few months ago, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys successfully settled for a client, who had lost his wife in a similar accident. His wife was a passenger in a car, whose driver lost control and hit a big rig that was illegally parked on the side of the freeway. Our client’s wife died as a result of that accident leaving behind her husband and a young daughter. We went after the truck company’s insurance.

Mr. Yeh’s family should get an experienced personal injury attorney on their side as soon as possible so the evidence (in this case, the Lexus), can be preserved and examined for defects. The trucking company’s insurance representatives are probably all over it right now looking at CHP reports and the evidence to protect the company’s interests. Our hearts go out to Mr. Yeh’s family and we hope they get some answers soon and some sense of closure.

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  • Andrew

    The Lexus driver was probably blatting on a cell phone, texting and twittering instead of watching where he was going. Stop trying to blame somebody else and excusing drivers who don’t pay attention and drive.

  • Peter Reonisto

    The same thing I told my son when he crashed my Lexus on a parking lot. But, on the 2nd day, I noticed that the lower arm suspension of the Lexus which was not on the side of the impact had a fracture. Right away, I made an investigation and found out that the whole suspension system broke off before the impact. The left wheel (which was not the side of the impact was ejected) I went to the site of the accident and noticed excavated marks on the asphalt road prior to the impact. This means that the fractured suspension was dragging on the road due to the fact that the suspension broke off before impact and it shows signs of excavated marks before the parked vehicles on the parking lot. I did not believe my son when he said that prior to the accident, he heard a loud noise and he could not turn on the curve since the steering wheel locked and the brakes was not pumping. I tried not to believe him but I made an observation with pictures and videos that the car really was at fault. I spent my own money to do metallurgical testing with a professional expert and found deficiency on the metal. I went to the forum of Lexus and found out that complaints of suspension (ball bearing) fractures and dislocation was common on these vehicles (type in Lexus suspension complains/accidents on search). We are now suing Lexus for this accident and I hope that this will vindicate him of this accident. I apologized to my son and he said “what made me change my mind?” I answered, “I am a college graduate with post-graduate degrees. I observed an anomaly and pursued this into a resolution by testing my observations.” Also, I told him, “the lesson of this whole incident – go finish college……..”

  • Peter Reonisto

    The same thing I told my son when he crashed my Lexus on a parking lot. But, on the 2nd day, I noticed that the lower arm suspension of the Lexus which was not on the side of the impact had a fracture. Right away, I made an investigation and found out that the whole suspension system broke off before the impact. The left wheel (which was not the side of the impact was ejected) I went to the site of the accident and noticed excavated marks on the asphalt road prior to the impact. This means that the fractured suspension was dragging on the road due to the fact that the suspension broke off before impact and it shows signs of excavated marks before the parked vehicles on the parking lot. I did not believe my son when he said that prior to the accident, he heard a loud noise and he could not turn on the curve since the steering wheel locked and the brakes was not pumping. I tried not to believe him but I made an observation with pictures and videos that the car really was at fault. I spent my own money to do metallurgical testing with a professional expert and found deficiency on the metal. I went to the forum of Lexus and found out that complaints of suspension (ball bearing) fractures and dislocation was common on these vehicles (type in Lexus suspension complains/accidents on search). We are now suing Lexus for this accident and I hope that this will vindicate him of this accident. I apologized to my son and he said “what made me change my mind?” I answered, “I am a college graduate with post-graduate degrees. I observed an anomaly and pursued this into a resolution by testing my observations.” Also, I told him, “the lesson of this whole incident – go finish college……..”

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