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Six Injured and One Fatality Reported in Big Rig Collision

Six Injured and One Fatality Reported in Big Rig Collision

Moonlight Beach, CA – On Monday, April 10, 2023, a 33-year-old woman lost her life in a multi-vehicle collision that involved a big rig on Interstate 5 near Moonlight Beach. The incident occurred at around 10:45 a.m., just south of Encinitas Boulevard. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident involved a white Chrysler Pacifica, a grey Honda Civic, a semi-truck tractor-trailer, and a Ford Explorer in the carpool lane.

The driver of the Chrysler Pacifica drove onto the right shoulder and collided with the Honda Civic, causing both vehicles to crash into the right shoulder guardrail and into the path of the semi-truck. The semi-truck hit both cars, causing the Chrysler minivan to overturn into the path of the Ford Explorer in the carpool lane, resulting in the death of the 33-year-old passenger. The driver, passenger, and an infant in the Chrysler were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Three children in the Honda Civic were also taken to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 people each year in the United States. In this horrible accident, victims and their families should have an independent legal investigation performed to 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 on this roadway
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • All eyewitness account of the crash
  • Determination if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Determination if roadway signage is up to code

Truck Accident Attorneys   

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in tractor trailer 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 for a FREE consultation. 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.

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