One Hurt in Big Rig Traffic Accident on 15 Freeway
A fire erupted following a car accident involving a semi-truck in Vista, San Diego.
The collision took place on the 15 Freeway around 3:30 in the morning.
An unidentified vehicle collided with the semi, causing both vehicles to catch fire.
One person suffered minor injuries as a result. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Police re-opened the lanes at 4:23 a.m. after cleaning up the scene.
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.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.