Deadly Rear-End Crash Involving Semi

CHP reported a fatal rear-end collision that occurred on Monday, May 16th on the 210 Freeway. 

The accident took place in Sunland-Tujunga just before 5 p.m. 

A car rear-ended a semi-truck within the westbound lanes of the freeway under unclear circumstances. 

As a result, the car’s front end became wedged beneath the truck.

Sadly, two people were killed in the accident. 

No injuries were reported from the big rig driver. 

Investigators are actively working to piece together all of the details of the accident. 

Identities have not been disclosed at this time.

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. 

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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