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Crash Between Pickup Truck and Semi-truck Kills One

West Athens, CA – A crash between a pickup truck and a semi-truck occurred on 105 Freeway at Vermont Ave. The crash happened Thursday, May 26, 2022, around 2:15 a.m. 

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear which vehicle this person was in. California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. 

Semi-truck Accidents 

Truck accidents are responsible for over 5,000 deaths each year. It is critical for the family of anyone involved in a serious crash to perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:   

  • Driving records  
  • Video from the truck  
  • Driver overtime records  
  • Blind spots on the truck   
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • Route the truck was traveling  
  • Recent maintenance history  
  • Driver accident history  
  • Determination if highway signage is up to code  
  • Vehicle accident history  
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip  
  • Determine if pavement markings are clear and up to code  
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report  
  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs  
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs  
  • Inspection of freeway road conditions  
  • Accident history on freeway  
  • Video evidence of the crash  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash   

Semi-truck Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in truck accidents and have found that some common causes include: 

  • Inexperienced drivers  
  • Distracted driving  
  • Fatigue  
  • Speeding or reckless driving  
  • Congested roads  
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance  
  • Improperly secured loads and equipment   

If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor trailer accident, contact an experienced tractor trailer accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way. 

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – 105 Freeway at Vermont Ave

105 Freeway at Vermont Ave.

 

 

 

 

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