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Fatal Somis Car Crash Big Rig Truck Highway 118, Balcom Canyon Road in Ventura County

 Fatal Car Crash Big Rig Truck Balcom Canyon Road (SR-118) in Somis (Aug. 10) Fatal Crash State Route 118 Balcom Canyon Road Near Moorpark

SOMIS, Calif. (August 10, 2018) — A 9-year-old boy died Friday morning when the vehicle he was riding in was involved in a T-bone collision with a semi-tractor trailer truck on State Route 118, just west of Balcom Canyon Road, a California Highway Patrol report said.

A woman and a 7-year-old suffered major injuries in the collision.

The collision took place about 7:52 a.m. between a Chevrolet and the double-tanker big rig truck. All eastbound lanes of the roadway were blocked after the collision and gas was leaking from the truck everywhere, the report said. Caltrans was called to make a hard closure of the roadway to allow for cleanup and the investigation into what happened.

Ventura County Accident Investigation

At this time, it’s unknown who is at fault for this collision. It’s unknown if the truck pulled out in front of the vehicle or if the opposite was the case. A full investigation is underway to determine fault.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family. 

In a case such as this one, there could also be more than one entity responsible for this collision including an employer if the driver was working at the time of the crash, an auto manufacturer or a government entity. A qualified attorney would conduct a full investigation into the circumstances and ensure all responsible parties are identified.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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