15 Freeway Accident Results in Death of One Person
Two vehicles collided in Victorville on Monday morning, one of which was a semi-truck, resulting in the death of one person.
According to reports, the crash occurred just before 5 a.m. within the southbound lanes of the 15 Freeway.
Per CHP, it was on September 12th when a Perdue Meat Company semi-truck collided with another unspecified vehicle.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.
Unfortunately, one person was killed and another suffered undisclosed injuries.
Both vehicles were towed away from the scene.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.