San Dimas, CA – Fatal Collision Involving Gasoline Tanker on 10 Fwy at Via Verde St
San Dimas, CA (June 06, 2022) – One man died during a collision between a gasoline tanker and an SUV on Monday, June 6th.
The incident took place at about 3:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway in the area of Via Verde Street in San Dimas.
The driver of the SUV died at the scene. Their name is being withheld pending family notification.
California Highway Patrol officials closed down all but one lane of traffic as they worked to determine the cause of the crash.
The gasoline tanker did not spill any of the 80,000 pounds of gasoline it was hauling.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Commercial Truck Accidents in California
California roadways are seeing more big rigs, commercial trucks, auto transporters, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tanker trucks, and tractor-trailers than ever before. Those who work in the commercial trucking industry typically drive for hours on end, covering incredibly long distances in one go. Inflexible deadlines can force truck operators to go without sleep for extended periods of time, endangering themselves and those around them.
A commercial truck accident can lead to critical injuries or even death. Those who manage to live through the catastrophic injuries caused by these accidents are often unable to return to work for weeks or even months as they continue to amass exorbitant medical bills relating to the care and treatment of their injuries.
Commercial trucks are much heavier and larger than any other vehicle on the roadway. For this reason, they pose an equally larger threat to anyone traveling in a passenger vehicle. These oversized vehicles have huge blind spots and take much longer to come to a complete stop. They may also be transporting dangerous substances or materials and could be hauling freight that is improperly secured and in danger of coming loose.
Other vehicles such as concrete mixers, buses, delivery vans, sanitation trucks, dump trucks, and fire engines present additional dangers to those around them. While you may not think of them as tractor-trailers, they are all capable of causing an incredible amount of destruction when involved in an accident, especially when traveling at freeway speeds.
Following a commercial truck accident, a personal injury attorney can help you secure the damages you are entitled to.
Contact the law office of Jennie Levin, P.C. to be connected with a California car accident lawyer if you have recently been injured by another person’s negligence. An attorney will provide you with all of the information needed to successfully file a personal injury claim for compensation. You deserve the maximum amount of financial compensation after suffering injuries due to the carelessness of another driver. You can reach us at 323-951-1188 to see how we can help you.
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