Man Killed in Big Rig Accident on 91 Freeway
57-year-old Jorge Sanchez Esparza, of Santa Ana, was killed in an accident in Long Beach.
The crash occurred Sunday morning on June 5th around 1 a.m.
Bryan Tostado, 25, was speeding in a Toyota in the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway at the time of the crash.
As a result, his vehicle collided with the center divider then slammed into the back of Esparza’s big rig.
Due to the impact, Esparza lost control of the 2022 Freightliner and crashed off the side of the road.
Sadly, the big rig driver was declared dead at the scene.
Additionally, Tostado was treated for minor injuries at Dignity Health-St. Mary Medical. He was also arrested on unspecific charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jorge Esparza.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.