1 Hospitalized After Big Rig Crash on 10 Freeway
DATE OF COLLISION: Tuesday, January 15th
January 17, 2019 – Two big rigs collided on the Interstate 10 Freeway Tuesday morning, according to the Press Enterprise.
The accident took place on in the eastbound lanes between Yucaipa Boulevard and Wabash Avenue. The precise circumstances that led to the crash remained unclear at this time.
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Shortly after 5 a.m., emergency crews arrived at the location and found one truck down an embankment and heavily damaged, including a ruptured tank that spilled 25 gallons of diesel fuel into the soil.
Paramedics reportedly transported an operator of one of the trucks to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the wreck. The patient was only described and a man in his 60s.
No other details were immediately released. A cleanup crew began its work about 8 a.m. and finished around noon.
Liability in the accident is still being determined.
Personal Injury Lawyer
California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of the two trucks involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the 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 victim will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
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