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Placentia Big-Rig Accident Injured Driver of Car

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James E. Ballidis
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Early this morning, a big-rig accident on the 57 Freeway in Placentia injured the driver of a car. A trucker struck a Civic with his vehicle, sending the car under the trailer of another truck before he fled the scene. The second trucker pulled over to the right side of the road. The Civic driver was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries, explains an Orange County car accident attorney

Statewide, hit-and-run collisions accounted for 247 fatalities and 22,091 injuries in 2008 alone, according to the California Highway Patrol. In that same year, a National Transportation Safety Board study recorded more than 8,600 truck accidents throughout California, more than 50% of which were attributed to the truck driver’s actions, as opposed to other causes, such as equipment failure. The most common reasons for truck driver negligence were prescription drug use, traveling at speeds inappropriate for road conditions, and fatigue or medical issues. 

Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the driver of the car who was injured this morning a full recovery. 

The Orange County Register originally reported this Placentia big-rig accident

Additional information on truck accidents, car accidents, and accident victims’ rights is available to the public free of charge.

To request an article or a book, or to speak with an Orange County truck accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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