An 82-year-old Man Was Killed Involving a Semi-truck

The fatal accident occurred around 2:05 p.m. at Highway 12 and Jackson Slough Road according to CHP. 

A red sedan which Harold Vigeant occupied collided with a green agriculture truck that was pulling double trailers. 

Due to the impact, the sedan was severely injured as it went 50 feet off the roadway. 

Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene where they pronounced Vigeant dead. 

It is unknown whether or not the driver of the truck sustained injuries, however a portion of the front of the truck was damaged. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Harold Vigeant. 

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.

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