Chapman Avenue was shut down this morning after a fiery big rig collision that left the truck driver dead and four other motorists wounded. The tragic trucking accident occurred at 7 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-57 near Chapman and Cal State Fullerton. The semi had been carrying a load of meat products when it crossed southbound lanes; hit the center divider ended up in the northbound lane. There, the truck hit a car and caught on fire. The occupants of the other vehicle, which carried four teens or young adults, were taken to a local area hospital with injuries.
The victim’s name has not been released but he did die on the scene. Both directions of the 57 were shut down for several hours as the CHP tired to clean up the wreckage.
The legal implications of such a devastating accident are immense and multifaceted. For example, the injured teens or young adults could file personal injury lawsuit against the trucker’s company if the accident resulted from company negligence, like the use of faulty truck parts or an improperly trained driver. On the other hand, family members of the deceased may also be able to sue the company under wrongful death litigation for financial damages if the above is true as well. Have you or a loved one been involved in a similar accident.? Then Contact us today to see what your options are and obtain the financial compensation you need to move on.