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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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Two drivers in Riverside California died after a big-rig truck accident on Route 79. At 10 a.m. between San Jacinto and Perris California, a Dodge Ram pickup truck towing a motor home lost control and veered onto traffic, colliding head on with a big-rig truck that was transporting animal feed. The impact caused both truck drivers serious injuries and they were not able to survive. Both were over the age of 70.
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Truck accidents in California are on the rise. In the United States, someone is injured in a truck accident every 16 minutes. Trucking industry profits are on a steady rise to $255.5 billion this year, and they have been taking extreme measures to save money including not replacing faulty products and product defects in their trucks.
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A U.S. Marine was injured in an Orange County car accident that involved an overturned big rig. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the truck accident occurred on southbound 5 Freeway near Christianitos Road in San Clemente, the morning of July 25, 2011. California Highway Patrol officials say a big rig sideswiped a Honda and fled the scene of the crash. Then, a box truck attempted to avoid the Honda and ended up striking another vehicle, before rolling onto its side. The Marine sustained non-life-threatening injuries in this crash.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victim who was injured in this hit-and-run car accident. I wish this person the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
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Jaime Angelina Jones, 28, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after a large truck crashed into her disabled vehicle early morning on April 27, 2011. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal truck accident occurred on the 210 Freeway near Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale. Jones was a passenger in a 2008 Kia that had become disabled after crashing into a guardrail. Shortly thereafter, a 2003 Freightliner big rig driven by a 60-year-old man struck the Kia. The 29-year-old female driver of the Kia and another 28-year-old female passenger were able to exit the car before the collision but Jones could not get out in time. The cause of the two crashes remains under investigation.

My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jaime Angelina Jones. My thoughts and prayers are with them following this tragic truck accident.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), two people were killed and 159 were injured in Irwindale car accidents. During that same year, 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries occurred due to car accidents in Los Angeles County.
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Six passengers were injured in a San Francisco truck accident involving a big rig and a San Francisco Municipal Railway streetcar the morning of March 21, 2011. According to a CBS news report, the streetcar accident occurred at the intersection of Third and 23rd streets in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. A truck with a flatbed trailer broadsided the KT-Ingleside/Third Street light rail vehicle. The six passengers in the streetcar, including one passenger who was in a wheelchair, sustained injuries, which are believed to be non-life-threatening. The injured victims were treated at the crash site and transported to local hospitals for evaluation. An investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the six victims injured in this San Francisco Muni streetcar accident. I wish them all a complete and speedy recovery.
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A driver and a passenger were critically injured in an Orange County truck accident involving a big rig. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury accident occurred at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Imperial Highway in La Habra the early morning of February 21, 2011. The two injured victims had to be removed from their white Ford Mustang after it was crushed in an accident with a TAMO, Inc. truck. Both victims sustained critical injuries. It is unclear what caused this accident or if either driver will be cited for the accident.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car versus truck accident. I wish them both a speedy and complete recovery.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person was killed and 255 were injured in La Habra car accidents. During that same year, there were 152 fatalities and 13,414 injuries reported due to Orange County car accidents.
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Joseph Navarro, 29, was critically injured in a San Bernardino car accident after his vehicle went under a tractor-trailer. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the fatal car accident occurred the night of December 18, 2010 on Slover Avenue near Elm Avenue in Fontana. Navarro was eastbound on Slover in his 2004 Mercedes Benz when he tried to pass a tractor-trailer. Navarro’s car swerved to the left and hit the trailer, police said. The vehicle got stuck under the truck. Navarro was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Joseph Navarro for what they are going through at this time. I wish Navarro the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep this injured victim and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 14 fatalities and 627 injuries involving car accidents in Fontana. In San Bernardino County as a whole, 263 people died and 8,504 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) truck accident statistics, there were 304 fatal truck accidents and 3,196 injury crashes involving trucks, in California, in 2008.
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Two people were killed and several others were injured in a Los Angeles car accident after a minivan and a truck carrying inmates from a Los Angeles County fire crew collided head-on. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the fatal car accident occurred on Highway 138 near Gorman the afternoon of November 23, 2010.
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In August of 2007, Donnie parked his 3-axle Peterbilt tractor truck and 2-axle trailer in the emergency lane of the eastbound 10 Freeway in San Bernardino in order to take a rest in the sleeper cab. As a paid employee of Deep Water Transport Enterprises, Inc., this was an unlawful and dangerous place for Donnie to park his vehicle.

Tricia Noelle Tigue was traveling along the 10 in her 1993 Honda Accord, when the tire on her car went flat. She lost control of the vehicle and it swerved toward the emergency lane of the freeway, colliding with Donnie’s illegally parked truck. Her Honda burst into flames, causing the wrongful death of her and the child she was five months pregnant with.
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