Cerritos, CA (October 1, 2022) – On Tuesday morning, September 27, one person died following a crash that involved many vehicles including an armored Loomis truck on the Interstate 605 Freeway. The victim has since been identified by officials.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident occurred, at about 8:45 a.m. when multiple vehicles that were traveling southbound were involved in a series of collisions after one vehicle entered the same space as another vehicle and collided, which set off the string of collisions that ultimately involved four vehicles. The accident involved an armored Loomis truck, a pickup truck, and two additional sedans. The accident left a substantial amount of wreckage and debris at the scene. All lanes of the southbound freeway were blocked by the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and other emergency personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene. Crews worked quickly to help the people and tend to their injuries. A passenger in one of the vehicles sustained severe injuries and sadly died from their injuries. The victim has been identified as 64-year-old, Michael Saida, of Buena Park. There is limited information at this time regarding the injuries of the other parties involved in the accident.
The circumstances surrounding the accident continue to be investigated by local authorities to determine fault for the fatal accident.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with any other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Southern California is a booming area of California, where many businesses and industries operate. Armored trucks frequently travel the region transporting money and other valuable assets for countless businesses. Armored trucks are designed to be secure and protect the assets inside, and as such are very heavy and sturdy vehicles. They weigh up to 50,000 lbs. or more. Although security is the pinnacle of their job and function, accidents involving armored trucks occur more than one would think. Since the average car only weighs about 4,000 lbs. trucks are much larger, and therefore, when accidents occur between cars and trucks, serious injuries or fatalities often occur.
Large trucks increase California’s already clogged roads and increase the chances of accidents occurring. It is always important to drive carefully and be a defensive driver. It is especially important to use extra caution when around large trucks due to the unpredictability of how the truck driver maneuvers and handles the truck on the roadway. Accidents happen due to frequent stops, distracted driving, speeding, tailgating, driving while fatigued, and impaired driving. Serious truck accidents can also be caused by poor handling during bad weather, debris on the roadway, and slow stopping when braking suddenly.
It is never easy to hear that a loved one has unexpectedly died. However, this is the sad reality that many face when their loved one is involved in a truck accident. When you lose a loved one, filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can bring justice for your deceased family member, help you cope with their loss, and be able to continue to provide for your family in their absence. An experienced attorney can help you with this process and ease the burden of these matters on your own.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Cerritos wrongful death attorney by calling (949) 536-9467 to see how we can help you.
Note: This accident news post was created with the use of outside sources. These sources include local news reports, state and local police reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious truck accidents that occur in Southern California. For that reason, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is incorrect, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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