1 Dead, 3 Badly Injured in Truck Crash on Westbound 60 Freeway
MORENO VALLEY (September 4, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision took place on the 60 Freeway and Theodore Street on Tuesday night, according to The Press Enterprise.
The solo-vehicle accident was reported at 8:22 p.m.
As per the article, Riverside County Fire Department said for an unknown reason a construction truck crashed on the westbound 60 Freeway at Theodore Street. The truck had three occupants when the wreck occurred.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the area and pronounced one person dead at the scene. The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Construction Truck Accident on 60 Freeway at Theodore Street
The other two people were immediately taken to an area hospital with injuries described as moderate. The identities and condition at this time were not known.
Meanwhile, all lanes on the westbound 60 freeway were forced to shut down as a result of the crash. The traffic going west on the freeway was being diverted off at Gilman Springs Road while the north lane on Gilman Springs onto the 60 Freeway was also closed.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to all the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the construction truck, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what exactly led to the tragic incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the truck, such as point of impact, final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving families of the deceased will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Meanwhile, the injured and held not responsible for the crash will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced Riverside County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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