Semi-Truck Accident Leaves 2 Dead and 1 Injured
Two people died as the result of a stop-sign violation in Orange Cove on Monday, August 8th.
A Toyota 4Runner ran a stop sign at Manning Avenue and Hills Valley Road around noon.
As a result, the Toyota crashed with a semi-truck, causing both vehicles to overturn.
The Toyota also became engulfed in flames upon impact.
Sadly, the driver and the passenger of the Toyota died at the scene.
In addition, the big rig driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at a hospital in Tulare County.
Police shut down the intersection for three hours following the wreck.
An active investigation remains underway.
Statistics have shown that approximately 70% of motor-vehicle accidents are a result of stop sign violations. These accidents often happen at an angle rather than head on and about one-third result in some sort of injury.
Although stop signs are in place to prevent accidents, unfortunately not everyone adheres. This is why it is essential to always pay attention and avoid any distractions on the road.
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.