According to the Daily Bulletin, just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, a semi-truck drifted towards the shoulder of the eastbound 60 Freeway in Chino, California. The truck then hit several guardrail posts and slammed into the Mountain Avenue bridge cement wall.
A second vehicle then crashed into the truck and ended up on the bottom of the off-ramp. Both the semi-truck and the vehicle caught on fire. The driver of the vehicle was ejected from his car. Paramedics arrived at the scene and brought him to the hospital, but he unfortunately died from his truck accident injuries.
The exact cause of the San Bernardino big rig truck accident is still unknown and under investigation. Sometimes a big rig truck driver will attempt to drive for too many hours in a day and may become drowsy and even fall asleep at the wheel. This has lead to many tragic truck accident wrongful death claims in California.
Truck accident claims can be very complicated and the injuries are usually severe or catastrophic. This is one reason why it is so important to have an experienced California truck accident lawyer who you can trust on your side if you are injured in a big rig truck accident. If you ever need assistance with a big rig truck accident claim in California, please call our office for a free consultation at 1-866-465-8792 or 1-866-INJURY2.