Three Semis Collide in Fatal Big Rig Crash

One person was killed and two were injured Wednesday in a fatal big rig crash on I-10 near Cabazon on Wednesday. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said three big rigs collided east of the Main Street exit near the Cabazon Dinosaurs around 11 a.m.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others suffered minor injuries. According to CAL FIRE, 50 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled because of the crash. All but one of the freeway lanes were closed during the clean-up and they all reopened at 3:11 p.m.

Fatal big rig crashes are a growing epidemic in the U.S., taking the lives of 4,000 people every year. These fatal crashes happen roughly 11 times a day, and they increased by more than 18% between 2009 and 2012. Truck accidents also injure more than 100,000 people a year.

With the growth of the trucking industry unlikely to slow down—the American Trucking Association expects overall freight tonnage to increase 23.5% from 2013 to 2015—what can be done about the rise in big rig fatalities?

“Stricter regulations and well-enforced safety standards would be a good start,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group. “Truck drivers who have a history of unsafe driving or who don’t follow the existing safety regulations should not be allowed to operate these vehicles.”

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 California 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 a truck 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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