The incident occurred on interstate 5. According to one witness, shortly before the vehicles collided the car involved in the collision went speeding by. When the driver of that vehicle lost control of it, the car ended up on the other side of the highway, in oncoming traffic. Though the driver of the truck seemed to try to avoid hitting the car, it couldn’t be helped and the two collided.
While an investigation into the crash will likely determine exactly what happened, speed appears to be at least a contributing factor. When one gets out onto an interstate it is easy to let the speed creep up and fly down the road. As this situation illustrates however, not only is someone who does that putting those around them at risk they are also placing themselves in danger as well.
The collision caused the car to explode and burn. The 33-year-old man driving the car did not survive. Though the truck driver suffered burns on his arms, he did survive and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The extent of those injuries is not known.
Whether civil lawsuits will be filed in this matter remain to be seen. Such cases are common when the negligence of another party contributes the injury or death of another.
Source: KRCR TV, “A man speaks out about what he saw on big rig accident,” Stephanie Montano, March 31, 2014
On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Trucking Accidents