Deadly Traffic Collision Reported on Highway 247
CHP reported a fatal accident involving a semi-truck in Victorville on Friday morning.
The crash took place at 4:12 a.m. on Highway 247 on August 26th.
The semi reportedly collided with a Mini Cooper under unclear circumstances.
Sadly, one person was killed as a result. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of kin.
The crash remains under investigation to determine liability.
Larger trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable.
It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.