Semi-Truck Crash Kills James Whitley

35-Year-Old Man Killed in Firebaugh Crash

A San Francisco man ID’d as James Whitley was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck on Saturday. 

The accident occurred at 5:38 p.m. on April 9th at the intersection of West Nees Avenue and North Russell Avenue.

Whitley was traveling in a white sedan when his vehicle collided with a semi-truck under unclear circumstances. 

Sadly, the man died at the scene despite life-saving efforts. 

It is unclear whether or not anybody else suffered injuries. 

Investigators are actively working to determine liability. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of James Whitley. 

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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