Deadly Collision Involving Big Rig
FONTANA (September 10, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a deadly collision involving a big rig took place this morning on Sultana Avenue.
Authorities were dispatched to the crash site which transpired at roughly 7:22 a.m.
CHP officials disclosed that a vehicle was stuck underneath the big rig with its driver unresponsive.
Extrication efforts were provided by the Fontana Fire Department, however, the unidentified victim was sadly pronounced dead after being removed from the vehicle.
Details in regards to the cause of the collision remain unclear at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
Authorities remained present at the scene as of 9:40 a.m.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
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Pending the investigation, the company employing the big rig driver could be held liable for the collision. Authorities will examine photos that were taken of the scene as well as compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will look into all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by all vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of the victim may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the company responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If your family is looking for legal counsel, contact our law firm today at 855-703-4186.
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