One Killed and One Injured in 10 Freeway Crash
An accident involving a big rig left one injured and another dead in Cabazon on Tuesday morning, April 19th.
The crash occurred just before 2 a.m. within the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway.
Per CHP, a car and big rig collided under unclear circumstances near the Main Street on-ramp.
As a result, the car overturned and the big rig’s trailer became engulfed in flames.
The semi-truck driver was also seen lying down on the ground at the on-ramp.
Sadly, one person died and another suffered major injuries due to the impact.
Caltrans issued a closure of the freeway as well as the Main Street on-ramp.
The crash remains under investigation to determine fault.
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 you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.