Fatal Collision at Sierra Highway and Avenue N
59-year-old April Fagan was killed in a traffic collision involving a semi-truck last Thursday.
The wreck took place in Palmdale on September 1st around 2:20 p.m.
A sedan collided with the semi at Sierra Highway and Avenue N near the Palmdale Regional Airport.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.
Due to the impact, the car became crushed underneath the truck.
Sadly, Fagan was declared dead at the scene.
Police shut down the Highway for a period of time due to investigation purposes.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of April Fagan.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.