Fontana, CA (September 19, 2022) – On Sunday morning, September 18, a crash was reported with a tractor-trailer involving multiple vehicles on the 10 Freeway that resulted in injuries.
Officials reported that the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway just before Sierra Avenue around 2:35 a.m. California Highway Patrol (CHP) detailed that the crash occurred between a tractor-trailer and another vehicle when they entered the same space in the roadway and collided with each other. The force of the impact caused the tractor-trailer to overturn and was blocking multiple lanes of the highway. After the initial collision, three additional vehicles were subsequently hit as the truck and the first vehicle traveled out of control before coming to a rest.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. When officers and firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a semi-truck and its trailer overturned and four other vehicles that were involved in the crash with varying degrees of damage. One vehicle had major damage to the front of its vehicle. Paramedics worked quickly to help the injured and provide medical care. Paramedics cared for multiple people at the scene but there is no detail at this time as to the number of people injured or the extent of their injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Truck Accidents in California
The trucking industry is an important part of life and business in California. Commercial trucks maintain a constant presence on California’s already overly congested roadways. Around 500,000 truck accidents occur every year in the United States, and a majority of them occur in California. Trucks are big and bulky and harder to maneuver, which causes trucks to frequently be involved in accidents. Due to their very large size and weight, they can cause significant damage and catastrophic injuries when they are involved in accidents. When accidents happen with trucks, the risk of serious injury increases exponentially.
Truck drivers are required to have a commercial driver’s license that requires that they complete a specific training regimen to receive. They are held to high safety standards by the trucking industry, which is regulated by federal law. However, despite the training and high standards, accidents still happen frequently. Accidents happen for many reasons, some of which include speeding, distracted driving, tailgating, driver fatigue, and impaired driving. Serious truck accidents can also be caused by poor handling during extreme weather, shifting cargo, longer stopping times, blind spots, and hazards on the roadway.
Being in a truck accident can be a traumatic experience in your life full of stress, confusion, and worry. 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 and help you get what you may be entitled to as compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies have quick deadlines following an accident that you don’t want to miss. An attorney can help you with filing the appropriate paperwork to get the process started.
Contact a Fontana freeway truck 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.