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Semi-truck Collision Leaves One Dead and Two Injured

Santa Maria, CA – A collision between a semi-truck and a sedan left one person dead and two others injured on Monday, May 2, 2022, around 6:35 a.m. The crash occurred near East Betteravia Road and Philbric Road. 

According to Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the semi-truck collided with the sedan, killing one person in the car and leaving the other injured. The driver of the semi-truck was also reported to have minor injuries. The crash is under investigation. 

Truck Accidents 

Unfortunately, semi-truck accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 people each year. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should 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  
  • Vehicle accident history  
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip  
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report  
  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of the driver for alcohol and drugs  
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs  
  • Inspection of road conditions  
  • Accident history at this intersection 
  • Video evidence of the crash  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash 

It is important to evaluate all vehicles and debris involved in any truck accident to help determine causation and speed

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  

Our trusted and experienced truck accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in truck accidents get the best result possible. 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 – East Betteravia Road and Philbric Road

East Betteravia Road and Philbric Road

 

 

 

 

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