Three women were killed this morning in a tragic freeway accident in San Dimas, California. According to the Los Angeles Times, the three women were inside a vehicle that collided with a big rig truck on the 57 freeway, at about 2:45 a.m. The vehicle was overturned as a result of the San Dimas truck accident and the women were pinned inside and died at the scene.
As a result of the San Dimas accident, all of the lanes on the southbound 57 freeway were closed, as well as the east and westbound transitions for the 210 freeway. After 7:00 a.m. this morning, all lanes were reopened to vehicle traffic.
The California Highway Patrol, which is investigating the deadly accident, has not yet determined the cause of the San Dimas wrongful death accident.
If it turns out that the truck accident in San Dimas was the fault of the truck driver, the family or families of the three women killed would be able to make a wrongful death claim against the truck company, which should be covered by a commercial insurance policy, which is usually enough to cover such disastrous circumstances.
A more complicated situation arises if the driver of the car was at fault for the accident on the 57 freeway in San Dimas. In this case, the two passengers may be able to make a San Dimas wrongful death claim against the driver, who may or may not have enough insurance coverage to cover the wrongful death damages, which are usually extensive. There also may be uninsured or underinsured motorist policies that could apply.
Due to the complexities involved, the family or families of the victims of this San Dimas freeway accident should immediately contact a San Dimas personal injury attorney to help investigate the cause of the accident and work to obtain a settlement for the wrongful death damages.