Subcontractor Company Driver Hit and Killed by Truck in Pico Rivera
PICO RIVERA (June 12, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision took place along the Interstate 605 Freeway on Tuesday morning, according to ABC 7 News.
The accident occurred shortly before 5 a.m., just south of Peck Road.
As per the article, officials said the driver of a subcontractor company was exiting his pickup truck when he was hit by a big rig.
Fatal Accident on 605 Freeway Near Peck Road, June 12
The employee was reportedly about to pick up traffic cones on the shoulder of the freeway when he was struck by the tractor-trailer. The victim ended up about 100 feet south of his vehicle.
Officers affirmed that the man suffered fatal injuries and died as a result of the crash. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family members and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the big rig involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly wreck. Authorities will thoroughly look into how the operator of the truck was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not the driver was reckless or distracted at the time of the deadly collision. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the tractor-trailer such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid mark, and gouge mark.
The surviving family of the deceased may be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim pending the results of the investigation. Family members of wrongful death victims have the right to seek a recompense for the funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
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