Whittier, CA (November 30, 2023) – One person was killed Thursday in a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned dump truck on the 605 Freeway in Whittier, authorities said. The dump truck spilled its payload of gravel across all lanes on the interstate, prompting the closure of the northbound side. According to a California Highway Patrol incident log, the crash involving at least three vehicles was reported at 5:40 a.m. near the Washington Boulevard exit.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene. That individual was not immediately identified, and it was unclear if anyone else was seriously injured.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of 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.
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