On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 4, three people were injured in a on Highway 101 in Ventura. While traveling northbound, a semi veered onto the right shoulder north of Victoria Avenue, striking the rear of a California Highway Patrol car, the impact sending the vehicle into the officer and a pedestrian who were standing in front of it. Emergency responders transported them to an area hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. The truck driver suffered minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Given their size and weight, semi trucks can exert tremendous force during a collision,” explained California truck accident lawyer James Ballidis, “which is one reason accidents involving these vehicles often result in serious injuries.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident statistics indicate that 391 people lost their lives or were injured in collisions in Ventura in 2010. Large trucks were involved in 2 of the fatal and 79 of the injury accidents that occurred in Ventura County that year. Ventura ranked 35th out of 53 cities with populations of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes; 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured in the semi crash on Highway 101.
The Ventura County Star originally reported this collision.
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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.