Oregon Woman Killed in I-10 Big Rig Crash
Oregon Woman Killed in I-10 Big Rig Crash

An Oregon woman was killed in a big rig crash on I-10 earlier this month. Police say a Kenworth big rig was traveling west on I-10 at 5:40 a.m. just east of Highway 111 when it struck a light pole and flipped over, spilling its cargo of PVC pipes. The truck landed on its roof next to the freeway.

The woman killed was 24-year-old Shyan Barnes of Bandon, Oregon. She was asleep in the truck’s cabin when the crash occurred, and California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials say she was unrestrained. She was pronounced dead at 7:15 a.m.

The driver, a 42-year-old man also from Bandon, Oregon, was rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries. Firefighters worked for an hour to free him from the overturned big rig after the crash. They also spent three hours cleaning up the PVC pipes that had spilled during the accident.

The cause of the big rig crash is still under investigation.

“These big rig crashes are so prevalent on our roads—we hear about a new one nearly every week. The bottom line is there is a lot of risk in driving these vehicles, and current industry regulations don’t seem to be preventing deadly crashes,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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