Del Norte County, CA – Fatal Accident Involving Truck Takes Life
Del Norte County, CA (September 19, 2018) – A fatal accident involving a truck took place on Monday afternoon, September 17, around 2:30 p.m. near the Gasquet community. It led to the loss of one life.
Police responded to the scene in the afternoon along Highway 199. A semi-truck and a passenger vehicle allegedly collided near Patrick Creek. As a result of the crash, the big rig ended up on top of the vehicle.
At least one person was killed in the accident, who was identified as either a driver or passenger inside the motor vehicle. The truck apparently hit two cars at the time of the accident but police are still determining what caused the driver to lose control, striking them.
Fatal Accident in Del Norte County
Truck accidents are extremely serious accidents that can very easily lead to fatalities. This is due to the sheer size alone of commercial trucks compared to small passenger vehicles on our roadways.
If you have lost somebody close to you in a horrific accident that you believe could have been prevented, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences to you. We were extremely saddened to hear about this accident and hope that the family can recover during this difficult time.
Authorities examine a variety of elements in truck accident cases, which can turn from minor to deadly in a matter of seconds. Was the driver obeying all the rules of the road? Were they driving distracted or drowsy at the time due to the hours they logged on the roadways? Were they speeding above the posted limit? The investigation will determine these factors to ensure a family that they, in fact, do have rights during this difficult time.
The surviving family of the deceased might be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one for a variety of aspects like loss of consortium, medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and more. Let us help and extend our hand to you when you need it the most at the Los Angeles Injury Group. We want to help you gain the compensation you deserve, so call us today at 310-954-7248.