Semi-Truck Collided With Car on Friday Killing One Person in Ludlow, CA

The fatal accident occurred on October 1st around 3:46 a.m. on Needles (40) Freeway near Crucero Road. 

According to CHP, the semi-truck collided with an unspecified vehicle which was stalled in the first lane. 

Due to the impact, the vehicle caught fire following the collision. 

The driver of the semi-truck stopped and was fully cooperative with authorities. 

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.

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