Big Rig Crash Kills 1, Injures 2 in Madera, CA
A fiery crash involving a big rig claimed one life on Thursday night. The crash took place on August 5th at about 8:30 p.m.
According to reports, a big rig was heading southbound when it collided with a minivan that ran a stop sign. The crash took place at the intersection of Highway 145 and Avenue 6.
As a result, the minivan caught on fire which also led to the driver being trapped inside.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and another passenger was transported to Community Regional Hospital via air ambulance. Most recent reports state that the passenger is in critical condition.
The big rig occupant was in pain following the collision and was also sent to the hospital.
Identities have not been disclosed and the accident is still under investigation.
Statistics have shown that approximately 70% of motor-vehicle accidents are a result of stop sign violations. These accidents often happen at an angle rather than head on and about one-third result in some sort of injury.
Although stop signs are in place to prevent accidents, unfortunately not everyone adheres. This is why it is essential to always pay attention and avoid any distractions on the road.
While you may not be at fault in an accident, you can still suffer physical and mental trauma, as well as financial hardships associated with the crash.
If your injuries are the result of a negligent third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also 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.