The driver of a sedan died in a car accident on the 405 Freeway in Huntington Beach after hitting a truck carrying a sign trailer as Caltrans workers set up a road closure. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of April 30 when crews were setting up a Caltrans closure on the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway south of Beach Boulevard.
Injuries and Fatality
At the time, a Dodge sedan drove into a closed-off area and hit a truck carrying a sign attached to a trailer, officials said. The sedan then appeared to hit the center divider before coming to a stop in the lanes. Two of the workers inside the truck were taken to an area hospital with injuries that are said to be non-life-threatening. The sedan’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased victim. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the injured Caltrans workers. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Causes and Compensation Issues
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to what caused this fatal crash that also resulted in injuries. There are still a number of unanswered questions here. What caused the driver of the sedan to crash into the Caltrans truck pulling the sign trailer? Did lack of proper lighting in the trailer cause the driver to not see it? Was the driver of the sedan distracted or fatigued at the time of the collision? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here.
In such cases, workers who are on the job can seek workers’ compensation benefits, which typically cover medical expenses and a portion of lost wages. If negligence played a part, the family of the deceased victim can seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship. An experienced Orange County car accident lawyer can help injured victims and families of victims secure maximum compensation for their losses.