Long Beach, CA (August 25, 2020) – According to the Long Beach Police Department, a tractor-trailer overturned and caught fire after colliding with another vehicle on Tuesday morning, August 25th. The accident was reported at around 11:30 am. On the 405 Freeway at the 710 Freeway connector road.
Authorities with the Long Beach Fire Department said that the operator of a semi was heading south on the 405 when he hit his brakes while entering the southbound 710 Freeway. The driver was reacting to stopped traffic in front of him which caused the cab to detach from the container and land in a nearby embankment.
During the crash, the tractor-trailer hit a vehicle directly in front of him and at least part of the truck caught fire as a result of the impact. Emergency crews responded to the scene where they transported the driver of the passenger vehicle that was struck to a local hospital. The current condition of the victim was not reported.
No further details were reported.
Trucking Accidents in Long Beach
According to federal data, approximately 11% of all traffic accident-related fatalities were the result of serious collisions with tractor-trailers in the year 2008. Numerous cities have reported increases in accidents with injuries, and trucking accidents in Long Beach, like those that occur all across the state of California, are often inclined to end with severe wounds and even life-ending injuries on an all-too-regular basis. While a wide range of various factors can repeatedly lead to abrupt and serious collisions, the most important thing is to understand some of the most common causes of such accidents which involve a commercial tractor-trailer of any kind.
All-too-often, truck drivers are forced to travel as many miles each day that they possibly can. While tractor-trailers provide the entire country with many essential goods, it is important to realize that the negligence of some trucking companies and other employers has caused the suffering of countless people after an accident. Drivers who are forced to travel for over 15 hours at a time often experience driver fatigue. In many other cases, sudden collisions have been triggered by the overloading of cargo and poor vehicle maintenance.
None of the aforementioned reasons why sudden truck accidents occur provides a reason why innocent victims should suffer after a crash. Sudden injuries generally lead to immensely high expenses. The costs of hospitalization and continued medical treatment often stack up on top of lost wages, and the only reasonable step forward is to find a compassionate accident attorney who will fight on your behalf.
At AgnewBrusavich, our dedicated Los Angeles truck accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of an irresponsible party. We understand the overwhelming moments that follow a sudden and severe accident, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else's negligence, contact our California truck accident attorneys at (310) 928-9081 today.
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