Hacienda Heights, CA (November 21, 2022) – On Saturday, November 19, one person was killed following a crash that occurred involving a sedan and a semi-truck on Interstate 60, also known as Pomona Freeway, in Hacienda Heights.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident occurred, around 1 a.m., when a sedan was traveling westbound on the Interstate when it was hit by a semi-truck, resulting in a collision at full highway speeds. The sedan was incredibly damaged as a result of the accident.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. When they arrived, they found the female driver of the car unconscious. They did everything they could to try to save her. Sadly, the driver of the sedan, whose identity has not been released at this time, suffered very severe injuries and died at the scene of the accident.
There is no information at this time as to whether the driver of the tractor-trailer sustained any injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities. The officials shut down the westbound lanes of the Interstate for many hours as the accident was cleared and investigated.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Southern California is a densely populated area with a substantial number of businesses and industries operating in the region. Many of these businesses utilize California’s location on the Pacific Ocean and between two foreign countries to their benefit in operating an international business. State Route 60 is an east-west highway in California that passes through many of Los Angeles’ eastern suburbs on its way eastward to the inner corridor of California. This route serves as a major transportation route for trucking companies that receive goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and bring the goods to warehouses that are further inland to then be transported to their destinations.
California also produces much of the nation’s goods and produces, therefore, this route is an important route for delivering these goods to the rest of the country. Unfortunately, with more trucks on the roads, come more truck accidents. Tractor trailers are massive and can be difficult to maneuver on busy highways through lots of cars and traffic. Accidents often happen due to distracted driving, speeding, tailgating, driving while fatigued due to long hours on the road, and impaired driving. Serious truck accidents can also be caused by poor handling during inclement weather, unstable or shifting cargo, and obstacles on the roadway. When accidents happen with commercial trucks, the risk of serious injuries or fatalities is very high.
There is nothing more devastating than hearing the news that your family member has died in a truck accident. When you lose a loved one, we know that nothing could replace that person’s presence in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for their death and can help you to cope with their loss.
An experienced and compassionate attorney can help to handle legal matters for you. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident, speak with an advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Hacienda Heights 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.
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.