Irwindale, CA (November 23, 2022) – On Sunday, November 20, a motorcycle and tractor-trailer accident was reported in Irwindale that tragically killed one person.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident occurred around 5:40 p.m. on the southbound lanes of Interstate 605 Freeway in Irwindale, near Lower Azusa Road. The accident happened when a semi-truck that was traveling on Interstate 605 entered into the same path as a motorcycle that was also traveling on the freeway causing a collision. The impact caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the bike.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. Paramedics found the motorcyclist severely injured and lying on the road. They rendered care to the injured motorcyclists but were unable to save the motorcyclists. The person was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Their identity remains undisclosed pending notification of their next of kin. The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities. The area was closed down for many hours as police investigated the 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.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Motorcycles are a favorite mode of transportation for Californians. California has more registered motorcycles than any other state in the country. Motorcycles are popular in California for several reasons, some of which include the state’s favorable year-round climate, beautiful scenery, historic roads, and low fuel and maintenance costs. All drivers, including truck drivers, must watch for motorcyclists and respect their space.
Thousands of commercial trucks travel California’s roads each day as trucking is a very important industry in California. Trucks can be difficult to control and have longer stopping times than ordinary vehicles. They also have larger blind spots, which makes it harder for them to notice motorcycles in their vicinity. Therefore, trucks must be especially vigilant when changing lanes and make sure to always signal. The increased presence of trucks and motorcycles on California’s roadways has led to an increase in accidents involving the two. When motorcycles are in an accident with a truck there are generally no minor accidents and the motorcyclist often sustains severe injury or death. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable since there are no safety features to protect them, like the frame of a car, to shield them from a sudden impact.
Losing a loved one in a truck accident is something that no one should have to experience. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person in your life. However, a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can help you cope with their passing, and to continue to provide for your family in your loved one’s absence. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you with this process.
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 an Irwindale 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.