Big Rig Driver Killed in Pasadena Rollover Crash on 210 Freeway Tuesday
PASADENA (September 11, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision involving a big rig took place along the 210 Freeway on Tuesday evening, according to CBS Los Angeles and Pasadena Star-News.
The accident was reported at about 6:30 p.m. just east of Lake Avenue.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a tractor-trailer was going 55-60 mph when for a unknown reason it reportedly tangled with a GMC truck in the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway.
Truck and Car Accident on 210 Freeway Near Lake Avenue
The semi-truck then rolled over following the crash and caused its driver to be trapped inside. At least one other vehicle became involved in the wreck.
Pasadena Fire Department officials along with the paramedics responded to the area and pronounced the operator of the big rig dead at the scene. The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhle, CHP added that the male motorist in the GMC appeared to be unharmed and his truck was not severely damaged. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the big rig and the vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each party was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the tractor-trailers and the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the semi-truck and the vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The surviving family of the deceased may possess the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the results of the investigation. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, lost wages, loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact us for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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