Multi-car crash in California kills 1

A multi-vehicle California crash on Oct. 3 left one person dead. Authorities say that they do not know what caused the crash although weather was not a factor.

The crash occurred in the evening along Highway 20 at the intersection of Main Street. A big rig was last in a line of cars. When the cars came to a stop, the big rig was unable to. It is not known what speed the big rig was traveling at, but it rear-ended a Chevy pickup.

The pickup went over the top of the Honda in front of it and flipped. The Honda smashed into a Mercedes, skidded into the shoulder and burst into flames. The driver in that car was the fatality. The Mercedes rammed into a Chevy sedan, flipped and skidded into a Chevy SUV. That flipped as well.

As this incident shows, an accident involving a truck can be devastating because of the size of the vehicle. While the cause of this accident is not known, a truck accident might happen due to driver fatigue, distracted driving, speed, driving under the influence or mechanical failure. People who are injured in such an accident and who are offered insufficient compensation from the insurance company might want to consider filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. This might include both the truck driver and the company the driver was working for at the time of the accident. A successful lawsuit may provide compensation that helps cover medical expenses, the cost to a person's vehicle and lost wages. Even if charges are brought against the driver and are unsuccessful, a civil suit might still be a success.

Source: Fox 40, "Multiple Cars Overturn in Deadly Manteca Crash Involving Big Rig," Genny McLaren, Oct. 3, 2016

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