When we think about truck accidents, we often think about a large truck hitting a small passenger vehicle, causing catastrophic damage and injuries. This is often the case with truck accidents. However, a recent fatal truck accident in Ontario shows that, sometimes, truck accidents can involve only big rigs.
Dual truck accident
According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck accident occurred Thursday morning on eastbound 60 Freeway in Ontario near Grove Avenue, shortly after 12:30 a.m. In that accident, a semitruck failed to stop when another big rig was stopped, and it collided into the truck’s rear-end.
The two-truck accident did not involve any other passenger vehicles, and the CHP did not release which driver was killed, only that the accident caused the death of one of the truck drivers. The fatal crash also shut down several lanes of traffic while the CHP investigated the scene. This backed up traffic for miles and causes hours of delays for early morning commuters.
After fatal accidents
For Santa Ana, California, drivers involved in a truck accident, seeking justice can be complicated. First, if one is working, like both drivers here, there are workers’ compensation issues, third-party liability issues and personal injury issues. And, if one was killed, a wrongful death lawsuit may also be needed. Plus, there is the issue of who to sue. Does one sue the driver, their employer, the city for creating a dangerous road hazard (if there is one), etc.? This is why truck accident victims often need to consult an expert.