Eastvale, CA (October 6, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, October 5, an accident involving a semi-truck and a sedan was reported on the 60 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that in the morning, around 11:55 a.m., on the 60 Freeway eastbound lanes near the Interstate 15 Interchange, an accident occurred involving a semi-truck and a sedan. The accident happened when a semi-truck, which was hauling concrete, and a sedan were merging into the third lane on the highway when they crashed into each other. As a result of the impact, the sedan became wedged underneath the tractor-trailer. Witnesses reported that the tractor-trailer continued traveling another 100 feet while dragging the sedan underneath it before it came to a stop. The sedan was significantly damaged as a result of the accident.
Multiple emergency personnel agencies were called to the scene. Paramedics were called to the scene to care for the injured. The driver of the sedan was able to extricate himself from the sedan. He was treated at the scene by paramedics. The driver of the semi-truck did not sustain any injuries in the accident.
The accident caused much damage to the involved vehicles and the area had delays as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident. The third and fourth lanes of the 60 Freeway were shut down for a few hours as crews worked to clear the accident and tend to the injured.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and its causes.
Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Truck Accidents in California
Trucks are a common sight on California’s roads. The trucking industry is a fundamental part of supporting California’s economy. However, trucks clog up the roadways and increase the likelihood of accidents happening. Tractor trailers are very large and are much longer and heavier than other vehicles on the roads. They are much more difficult to control and maneuver. When trucks are in accidents with ordinary passenger vehicles, the risk of serious or catastrophic injury is very high.
If you’re injured in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages for your suffering. Economic damages refer to any kind of loss or suffering that you’ve experienced that can be quantified with a monetary value. For example, you may be financially compensated for all of your current and future medical expenses, for the amount of money required to repair or replace your vehicle, and for the expense incurred for a rental car or other transportation expenses. You can also be compensated for any accommodations you’ve had to make to your life because of your injuries. Economic damages also refer to your lost income or earning potential if you are forced out of work either temporarily or permanently because of your injuries.
Non-economic damages are different and refer to the ways in which you’ve suffered as a result of the accident that doesn’t have a monetary value that can be easily attached to it. Some examples of non-economic damages include emotional suffering, decreased interest in activities, depression, and diminished quality of life as a result of the accident.
If you or a loved one were in a trucking accident caused by someone else’s negligence, speak to a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer, who will walk you through the next steps. Contact an Eastvale tractor-trailer accident 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.
Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at the actual accident. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.