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Two Fatalities Reported After Head-on Semi-truck Collision

Two Fatalities Reported After Head-on Semi-truck Collision

Buttonwillow, CA – A head-on collision between two semi-trucks occurred on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, around 5:45 a.m. The crash happened at Highway 46 and Gun Club Road. 

According to reports, the semi-trucks collided head on and officers found a third vehicle trapped underneath one of the trailers. Two people were confirmed dead because of the crash. The cause of the accident is under investigation.  

Semi-truck Accidents 

Semi-truck accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 people each year. When an accident involving semi-trucks occurs it is strongly recommended that the family of the victim conduct an independent legal investigation to preserve evidence. This investigation would include 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 
  • Any video evidence of the crash 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash 

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

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

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 successful 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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