Industry: Two Women Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on 60 Freeway
Posted on Mar 03, 2011
At about 1:40 a.m. this morning, two women were killed when a semi truck crashed into their vehicle on the 60 Freeway in the city of Industry. The truck was transitioning from the southbound 605 Freeway to the 60 Freeway when it jackknifed through the center divider, striking the Nissan Altima carrying the women. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California truck accident attorney.
In 2009, the most recent year for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, has released accident statistics, 3,380 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks. Jackknifing was a factor in 6.5% of the fatal accidents. Moreover, large trucks accounted for 7% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two women who were killed in Industry this morning.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this semi-truck crash.
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