Fatal Irwindale Crash Kills 46-Year-Old Man
46-year-old Cris Choi has been identified as the man who died in a traffic accident on Sunday night.
The crash involved a big rig truck on the Interstate 605 Freeway in Irwindale on December 19th.
According to CHP, a car occupied by Choi collided with a big rig just minutes before 10 p.m.
Sadly, Cris Choi was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear if others were hurt in the collision.
Investigators are actively working to determine fault.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cris Choi.
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.