Passenger Killed in Semi Truck Accident on Highway 43 and Road 108
TULARE COUNTY, CA (April 27, 2021) – Monday, a passenger died and Juan Mendoza Morales suffered injuries in a big rig crash on Highway 43.
The deadly accident involving two big rigs occurred just before 8:00 a.m. on Highway 43 and Road 108.
During the investigation, the officers found out that Juan Mendoza Morales drove a 1997 Ford south on Highway 43.
Then, he veered into the northbound lanes. Eventually, he went into the path of an oncoming semi-truck.
The big rig driver attempted to avoid the crash. However, the Ford sideswiped the entire length of the truck.
After crashing into the first truck, the Ford lost control.
As a result, it went directly into a second big rig. The crash led the 18-wheeler to overturn and landed on its side and fold into itself.
The Aftermath of Highway 43 Big Rig Accident
Consequently, a passenger in the Ford died in the crash. Meanwhile, the Ford driver sustained serious injuries and required hospitalization.
Meanwhile, both big rig drivers suffered no injuries in the Tulare County crash.
At this time, the authorities are still trying to figure out whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.
Also, the authorities urged anyone with information about the crash to contact the Visalia Area CHP Office at (559) 734-6767.
Sweet Lawyers extends our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time to the family and friends of the victim.
In the case of the crash on Highway 43 and Road 108, the family of the victim must become aware of their rights under the law.
Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss. Some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.” Loss of consortium generally means the deprivation of future affection and companionship over an untimely death.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Although nothing can bring back the deceased, we strive to secure the future of the families, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Losing a loved one in a crash is a heavy load. Contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Sweet Lawyers to help you during this delicate time. Our seasoned lawyers have varied experience in the field. We will get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us at (800) 674 7852. You can also reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by online chat, text message, and email.