At around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, May 16, a semi truck veered onto the shoulder of the 60 Freeway in Pomona, killing two people who were standing next to their vehicles. The California Highway Patrol found a gas container near the accident scene, suggesting that the drivers had pulled over because one of the vehicles was low on fuel. One person was thrown onto Gary Avenue, were he died from his injuries; the other died near the wreckage. Although the truck driver did not appear to be injured, he was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. Authorities have not determined why the truck driver veered onto the shoulder; however, they have eliminated the possibility that alcohol contributed to the accident, explains a California truck accident lawyer.
In 2009, traffic crashes claimed the lives of 33,808 people and injured another 2,217,000, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most current accident statistics. That year, midnight to 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays was deadliest time to be on the road, with 1,024 and 1,072 fatal crashes, respectively. Moreover, 7 percent of fatal crashes involved large trucks.
KABC-TV, channel 7, was the source of this accident report.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two people who were struck and killed by the semi truck in Pomona.
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