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Apple Valley, CA (January 20, 2020) – Two people were killed in a collision that involved two tractor-trailers on Sunday morning, January 19th. The crash happened along the Interstate 15 Freeway near Hodge Road in Apple Valley at around 4:15 a.m.
According to officials with the California Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer was struck by another truck, causing it to overturn. The trucks were reported to have erupted into flames due to the impact of the crash. Firefighters arrived at the scene where they found the cabs of both trucks destroyed.
Two people were pronounced deceased at the scene and another injured victim was rushed to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The events that led to this incident remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Trucking accidents in California are continually triggered by factors such as incorrect weight distribution, speeding, and driver distraction. When a trailer is ineffectively loaded, even a minor shift in weight can swiftly cause a severe crash. Moreover, the utter size and power of such vehicles often increase the severity of a collision, frequently resulting in catastrophic or even fatal injuries.
The accident attorneys at The May Firm will work with you to preserve your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have been hurt as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our attorneys today.
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