Big Rig Accident Results in Death in Irwindale

1 Dead Following Car Accident on 605 Freeway

California Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident involving a big rig on Sunday night in Irwindale.

The collision occurred at about 10 p.m. on the 605 Freeway near Arrow Highway. 

Per reports, a big rig and a car collided for reasons unknown.

Sadly, one person died as a result of the accident; however, their identity has yet to be released. 

Further information will be provided once an investigation is concluded. 

It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi 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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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