Los Angeles, CA (May 25, 2022) – The Los Angeles City Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal car crash that happened in La Crescenta in Los Angeles. According to reports, the wreck happened between a car and a semi-truck at approximately 11:52 p.m. on May 24.
The incident occurred on the 210 Freeway near the La Tuna Canyon Exit. When police arrived at the scene, they found one person who had been thrown from the vehicle due to the impact and another still inside the vehicle that was wedged underneath the semi-truck.
LAFD Heavy Rescue personnel had to use a crane to lift the tractor-trailer in order to remove the vehicle from underneath it. Both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. Their identities have not been released at this time.
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the details of the incident. No further information has been reported concerning the details of the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family or families of the deceased victims at this time.
California Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks are approximately 20 to 30 times heavier than the average passenger vehicle. It can be petrifying to be involved in a traffic accident with a large truck. Usually, the victims of semi-truck accidents suffer injuries so severe they have to spend days or weeks in the hospital recovering. Sometimes, the crashes are so bad that people end up losing their lives.
Every year, more than 2,900 individuals are hurt in truck collisions in California. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with cargo. This means that, when they become involved in traffic collisions with other, smaller vehicles, they can cause severe, sometimes deadly injuries to victims.
The financial, physical, and emotional strain the victims of truck crashes face can be frustrating and overwhelming. Victims are often faced with lost wages, outstanding medical bills, and vehicle repair or replacement costs. When someone is victimized in a truck crash, they should contact a truck accident attorney in Los Angeles. A lawyer may be able to help lessen the financial burdens they face.
No matter how it happens, it is never easy losing someone you love. When you learn that your loved one’s death could have been prevented, the situation just becomes more devastating.
The surviving family members of the wrongfully deceased may be dealing with what seems like endless pain and suffering after the deaths of their loved ones. They are often stuck paying thousands of dollars on property damages, funeral bills, medical treatment, and more, which can be extremely stressful. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Los Angeles to explore legal options available to them moving forward.
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