Sandy Rocha Killed in Baldwin Park Accident

A Hyundai and big rig collided Sunday morning, August 1st in Baldwin Park at approximately 4:15 a.m. CHP reports state the collision took place on the westbound side of the 10 freeway at Frazier Street. 

Furthermore, the collision resulted in the death of 36-year-old Sandy Rocha who was driving the Hyuandi.

Details as to what led to the crash involve Rocha speeding in traffic when she rear-ended a 2013 Freightliner. 

While the driver of the big rig sustained no injuries, Rocha was pronounced dead at the scene. 

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107. 

According to the NHTSA, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s) in 2018. 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

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving. 

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