Jose Antonio Avelar, a 48 year old dump truck driver from Sylmar, California, died in a multi-vehicle accident on the 101 freeway on Wednesday, near Camarillo Springs Road. According to witnesses, the 101 freeway accident was caused by Avelar, who allegedly was speeding and was unable to stop before colliding with another dump truck, which caused the 8 car accident in Camarillo, California.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the dump truck that Avelar was driving was loaded with asphalt, which may have contributed to his inability to stop in time. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that, besides Avelar, there were no other major injuries in the Camarillo car accident.
Accident investigators will likely look into whether Avelar had appropriate licenses and training to operate the cement truck and determine who owned the vehicle. Any people injured in the Camarillo truck accident may make a personal injury claim against the owner of the vehicle that caused the accident, which will likely have a commercial insurance policy. Fortunately for any injured parties, commercial policies are usually larger than private person policies, so they should be able to seek and recover the full amount of their damages from this truck accident on the 101 freeway.
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