Wilmington, CA (June 25, 2020) – Two people were killed after a tractor-trailer struck a car from behind in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles. The fatal collision was reported on Thursday morning, June 25th, near 2000 East Pacific Coast Highway.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a big rig truck rear-ended a car in front of the Marathon Los Angeles Refinery near East O Street. First responders arrived at the scene where officials with the LAFD worked to assist the victims. Two people inside the car were pronounced deceased at the crash site.
At this time, no further details have been released. The events that led to this incident are currently under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Los Angeles
According to federal data, at least 11% of all traffic accident-related deaths were the result of collisions with tractor-trailers in 2008. Like anywhere else in the country, fatal truck accidents in Los Angeles are all-too-common due to the immense size and power of such large vehicles. These types of collisions are commonly caused by factors like improper loading, poor vehicle maintenance, and delayed stopping distance, and by no fault of the victims.
At Agnew Brusavich, our dedicated Los Angeles truck accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of an irresponsible party. We understand the overwhelming moments that follow a sudden and severe accident, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, contact our California truck accident attorneys at (310) 793-1400 today.
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