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Semi-Truck Veers off and Splits in Half on 15 freeway in Cajon Pass, California

Cajon Pass, California— A semi-truck, laden with 24,000 pounds of boxed goods, veered off the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass, splitting in half and landing in a wash.

According to reports, the semi-truck appeared to be traveling at an excessive speed before losing control: brake failure is listed as a possible root cause of the collision.

The semi-truck stuck at least one additional vehicle, a Honda, before leaving the roadway.

All injured parties have been hospitalized, and there is no word on their current condition.

Brake failure a possible culprit

Because reports indicate that brake failure could be behind this accident, trained professionals will need to investigate the facts to determine the cause of the accident. If brake failure is the cause, a repair shop or manufacturer of the brakes may be liable to both the truck driver and the motorists of the passenger vehicle for injuries caused by this crash.

People were hurt and need help recovering the compensation they need to move forward from the parties responsible for the crash.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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