Two Injured in Interstate 40 Fatal Collision
Mojave Desert, CA (December 24, 2021)– On Wednesday, a driver and passenger sustained fatal injuries in an Interstate 40 semi-truck crash.
The officers responded to the crash scene shortly after 1 a.m. 3 miles west of Kelbaker Road.
Officers said a westbound big rig driven by a 61-year-old Canadian man was hauling a trailer when he suddenly let the truck drift to the left and go to the dirt median.
Afterward, the semi-truck struck a Chevrolet Colorado. Then it collided with a guardrail and turned over down a steep embankment and caught fire.
Moreover, the pickup caught fire on the freeway. Its driver and passenger lost their lives at the accident scene.
On the other hand, the big rig’s driver and a passenger sustained moderate injuries. Rescuers took them to Barstow Community Hospital.
Investigating officers said drugs and alcohol are not factors in this collision.
Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the two deceased. May you have courage during this difficult time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Crash
When someone dies or is killed due to another person’s negligence or misconduct, the bereaved can sue the negligent parties for the damages that they caused.
Some of the instances that could result in a wrongful death are homicide, medical malpractice, transportation accidents, pedestrian collisions just like what happened in the Interstate 40 semi-truck crash, and any other instance caused by the wrongdoing of another person.
In filing for a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on when family members can take legal action.
These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It only allows the bereaved to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time.
Unfortunately, when these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid and the family of the deceased can no longer file a lawsuit.
Thus, it is important to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.