Anaheim, CA (January 26, 2022) – On Monday afternoon, January 23, a serious crash was reported in Anaheim that resulted in one person losing their life.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of State Route 91 near Kraemer Boulevard in Anaheim. The reports indicate that a Honda sedan and a semi-truck merged into the same space on the freeway and caused them to collide. As a result of the collision, the Honda sedan was severely damaged by the accident.
Emergency personnel was called and quickly arrived at the scene. Firefighters helped to extract the driver of the Honda from their vehicle and evaluated all those who were injured at the scene. One person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The identity of the deceased individual has not been released at this time, pending notification of their next of kin. There is also no information at this time as to whether anyone else was injured in the accident.
The accident caused the area to be shut down as crews cleaned up the debris and wreckage, conducted their investigation, and tended to the injured. Tow trucks were called to the scene to remove the semi-truck and the sedan.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with anyone else injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Large commercial trucks are regularly seen on California’s highways. California already has some of the longest commutes and busiest highways in the country, and trucks further add to this congestion. Unfortunately, trucks are regularly involved in accidents in California. Since tractor-trailers are much larger than other vehicles on the roads, they can be much more difficult to control and maneuver. Given their large size, they can cause a lot of damage when involved in an accident, which makes the risk of someone involved sustaining serious injury very high.
After an accident, a truck company’s main goal is to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out on a claim by either denying liability or trying to shift blame. Many parties can be at fault when there is a truck accident, including the driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or cargo loaders, to name just a few. Because of all the different parties involved, truck accident cases and determining liability can be more complicated than ordinary car accidents. Therefore, it is best to have an experienced truck accident attorney evaluate your case.
If your loved one was killed in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak to an experienced truck accident lawyer right away. They will walk you through the process of what is to come and help you understand your legal options. Speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please contact an Anaheim wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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