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Colton, CA (October 29, 2019) – A fatal collision was reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department early Saturday morning, October 26th. The crash happened along the Interstate 215 Freeway, south of Iowa Avenue at around 5:13 a.m.
Police stated that a passenger vehicle collided with a semi tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of the freeway and burst into flames following the impact. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and attempted to assist the male driver. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.
No details have been released regarding the operator of the tractor-trailer or the identity of the victim. The incident is under investigation.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Collisions that occur along a freeway often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries, particularly when a vehicle as large as a tractor-trailer is involved. In fact, recent reports have stated that over 3,000 California car accidents ended with fatalities in 2017, alone. While there might be numerous ways for a sudden crash to occur, it’s important to know that you may be entitled to compensation as either the victim or a bereaved family.
Hospital bills, physical recovery, funeral costs, and lost wages have all been reasons why many people have chosen to tread the path toward recompense. Obtaining an experienced accident injury attorney has the potential to go a long way toward assisting in your recovery.
At The May Firm, we will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path forward. If you have lost a family member or suffered an injury as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (844) 629-3476 or leave us a message to receive a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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