Two people were killed and six others were injured when a truck crashed in La Mesa, California. According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck was merging onto the southbound SR-125 transition when its 34-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle.
Upon losing control, the truck crashed into the metal guardrail, thus crossing into northbound SR-125 before eventually hitting a divider wall.
Along the way, the truck crashed into a Chevrolet Aveo that was traveling on the northbound SR-125 transition ramp. From there, it also struck a black Kia SUV.
California Highway Patrol officials said that two adults were killed in the accident. Also, six other people, including two children, suffered injuries, with many of them receiving treatment at a local hospital.
The two women inside the Aveo were killed, with the two people inside the truck suffering minor to moderate injuries.
According to the company that owns the truck, it is in the process of investigating the crash. The company's vice president of marketing and communications added the following shortly after the accident:
"Our Safety team is investigating everything as thoroughly and as quickly as they can and I'm told we will have someone on the scene as soon as possible."
At this time, the investigation is ongoing. Although the name of the woman driving the truck has not been released, the California Highway Patrol has noted that she was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident.
Any time a truck collides with a passenger vehicle, there is a good chance of both injuries and fatalities. If you have suffered because of a truck accident, either with injuries yourself or with the loss of a loved one, you can seek compensation from the truck driver and possibly the trucking company and others.
Source: NBC San Diego, "2 Dead, 6 Hurt in Big Rig Crash on SR-125 in La Mesa," Monica Garske, Aug. 03, 2017