Anaheim, California – A semi-truck overturned and came to rest on top of a Chevrolet pickup truck on the 57 Freeway in Anaheim, causing a fatality and injuries.
First responders extricated three occupants from the Chevrolet truck. One occupant succumbed to their injuries.
Further details regarding this incident have not been provided.
Thoughts on Overturned Truck Crash
A semi-truck can overturn for various reasons. Common causes include a truck failing to reduce speed at a curve, a distracted driver with a slow reaction time at a sudden direction change, an unsecured, overloaded truck, and even mechanical issues. When a truck driver overturns and an innocent victim is seriously injured or dies, the trucker and their employer may be liable if their actions prove negligent.
An independent investigation by trained professionals can determine what caused the big rig to overturn. They will also determine whether the trucking company provided the driver with training in rollover protection, loaded the truck correctly according to federal regulations, and if they were up to date with maintenance on the truck, reducing the chance of mechanical issues. If the answer to any of these questions is no, the trucking company may also be held accountable for its part in a devastating wreck that caused life-altering injuries or death.
Motorists have a right to drive on the roadways without fear of a semi-truck seriously injuring or killing them. When trucks break this breach with motorists, they need to be held accountable. Doing so will lessen the number of these devastating incidents.
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.
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