Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 41-year-old Maria Aguilar, of Pomona, and 17-year-old Delia Medina, also of Pomona, were killed in a semi-truck accident in Chino. While traveling east on California State Route 60, a flatbed truck merged into Aguilar’s lane, colliding with the front bumper of the Honda Civic she was driving. The impact sent the vehicle swerving into the path of a Honda CRX, which it struck head-on before hitting the median barrier, traveling back into traffic, and colliding with two semi trucks. Aguilar was pronounced dead at the scene. Medina died at a nearby hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California truck accident attorney.
In 2009, the most recent year for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, has released accident statistics, there were more than 5.5 million police-reported motor vehicle crashes in the United States, of which 28 percent resulted in injury and less than one percent in death. The majority of the fatalities were suffered between midnight and 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. That year, collisions involving large trucks claimed 3,380 lives and injured 74,000 people.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Maria Aguilar and Delia Medina, the two women killed in the semi-truck accident in Chino.
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