Deadly Big Rig Crash Kills One in Hollister

Highway 156 Crash Results in Fatality 

One person was killed in a traffic collision involving a semi-truck on Sunday night in Hollister. 

Per CHP, the accident took place on Highway 156 just minutes after 8 p.m. on August 14th. 

A sedan crashed with the truck under unclear circumstances. 

Sadly, one person was killed as a result. 

Authorities also issued road closures for an unknown period of time following the wreck. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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.

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