Shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30th, one person was injured in a semi crash on the 605 Freeway in the city of Industry. While traveling southbound, the semi crossed through the center divider into the oncoming traffic of the northbound lanes, colliding with two cars. An occupant of one of the cars suffered moderate trauma and was transported to a hospital. Authorities closed several lanes of the freeway for nearly two hours while they investigated.
“Given their weight and size, collisions involving semi trucks can result in serious injuries, especially for the occupants of passenger vehicles,” explained California truck accident lawyer James Ballidis. “After such an accident, they may seek compensation from the at-fault driver for expenses associated with their medical treatment and recovery.”
The city of Industry accounted for 2 of the 390 fatalities and 311 of the 64,178 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes throughout Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.
That year, large trucks were involved in 46 of the fatal and 1,464 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the person who was injured in the semi crash on the 605 Freeway last Wednesday.
The Pasadena Star-News originally reported this accident.
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If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California truck accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.