March 3, 2011 – Fox News just reported that two women were fatally injured in a big-rig collision in Industry early Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. These types of cases involving more than one victim and potentially only one source of monetary recovery, present serious legal challenges for the survivors.
In this accident, the big rig was merging from the San Gabriel (605) Freeway at approximately 1:40 a.m. to the 60 Freeway when it jackknifed, crashing through the center divider and colliding with silver Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on the 60 Freeway.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball two women were trapped in the Altima as the car caught on fire following the crash. Nearby motorists were unsuccessful in their attempts to rescue the women. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and the driver of the big rig was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
All the lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway were closed while investigators inspected the scene of the collision and debris was cleared from the highway west of Peck Street, Officer Kimball said.
At Bergener Mirejovsky we have handled many trucking accidents. These collisions are common on busy California freeways and often result in wrongful death or very serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a collision with a truck or big rig, please contact Bergener Mirejovsky for a free no obligation consultation with a personal injury attorney serving all of California. Visit us at www.bergenerlaw.com or call 1.800.881.2021.