Los Angeles, CA (May 27, 2022) – A fatal truck crash took place in West Athens section of Los Angels on Thursday, May 26. Sources say the crash happened at approximately 2:14 a.m. on the 105 Freeway. 

According to information from reports, an accident involving a semi-truck and a pickup occurred near Vermont Avenue on the 105 Freeway. One person was pronounced deceased at the site of the wreck. 

The identity of the deceased victim was not reported. The Vermont off-ramp and three lanes of the freeway were closed while responders conducted an investigation and cleared the wreckage from the area. 

Police diverted traffic into the carpool lane at the scene. The freeway was closed for more than five hours on the morning of May 26. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. 

California Truck Accidents

West Athens, CA - One Killed in Truck Accident on 105 Fwy near Vermont AveDue to their massive weight and size, traffic accidents involving large commercial trucks are dangerous and terrifying. The demand for truck drivers continues to grow alongside consumer demand. Our economy depends on the trucking industry, which puts a great deal of pressure on truckers to log more and more miles in shorter and shorter time periods. 

This usually means that the conditions the truck drivers are working under are extremely stressful. Time constraints can leave them feeling exhausted, frustrated, and more prone to severe collisions. Truck wrecks are extremely dangerous, and if you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you need the help of a skilled truck accident attorney in Los Angeles

Every traffic collision is dangerous, but when a commercial truck is involved, the danger is multiplied by the sheer size of the vehicle. Semi-trucks are much larger and heavier than the vehicles that most of us drive, and they need much longer distances to stop. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that a semi-truck at full cargo capacity traveling at average highway speeds on decent roads may take the length of approximately two football fields to come to a complete and safe stop. It is hazardous to be a truck driver, however, it is usually the occupants of the other, smaller vehicles involved in truck crashes who are most vulnerable to severe injury. 

Statistics from the FMCSA reveal that in 2016, there were over 4,000 fatal traffic accidents in the United States that involved large trucks and buses led to more than 4,500 fatalities. These numbers are approximately 5% higher than the previous year. They also found that the occupants of large trucks make up 16% of all deaths that result from traffic wrecks involving large trucks and buses. 

These statistics show that commercial truck accidents are not only often fatal but they are also much more likely to result in the death of other motorists involved. Fortunately, for injured victims and their families, a skilled truck crash lawyer in Los Angeles can help victims collect compensation. 

If the worst has happened and you have lost someone you love in a truck accident, you may be wondering where to turn for help. It is never easy to accept the loss of a loved one. When your loved one’s life is cut short due to the negligent actions of another person, it can make the situation feel even more catastrophic. The surviving family of the wrongly deceased usually deal with a lot of problems around their loved one’s death. They may be stuck paying thousands of dollars in bills while grieving the loss of their family member. If you believe your family member’s death was caused by the negligent actions of another motorist, contact a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles to discuss your ability to collect compensation. 

The personal injury attorneys from Beckerman Anderson at Law have the skill, experience, and compassion to aggressively litigate and negotiate on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. Our trusted legal team is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call us at 949-409-4299 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney concerning your case.

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Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.