Deadly Rear-End Collision on 80 Freeway
A rear-end collision involving a car and big rig resulted in the death of one, and left another in critical condition.
The accident took place in Vacaville on Monday morning, January 10th on the 80 Freeway.
According to CHP, the crash happened around 5 a.m. within the westbound lanes between Alamo Drive and Cherry Glen Road.
It is unclear at this time, however, what led to the crash.
Upon impact, one unidentified man sadly died and a female passenger was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.
Investigators are working to piece together all the details regarding the accident.
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.