Jamestown, CA – Truck Accident on CA-108 Claims Man’s Life
Jamestown, CA (August 1, 2020) – A collision reported on Friday morning claimed one man’s life in Tuolumne County. At around 10:40 a.m., on July 31, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a collision on California State Highway 108 in the Jamestown area.
Preliminary investigations provided by CHP show that a 21-year-old man from Fresno was driving east on California State Highway 108 in a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV when his vehicle collided with a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia big rig, driven by 41-year-old Robert Ellis, just east of Tulloch Road.
The impact of the collision caused the driver of the SUV to lose control of their vehicle and crash into a second big rig. The impact of the second collision caused both the semi-truck and the SUV to catch on fire before the SUV was pushed off the roadway where it flipped over and landed on its roof. Several passersby attempted to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful. The driver of the SUV was unable to escape and suffered fatal injuries in the crash. At this time, investigations surrounding the incident remain underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Being involved in any type of vehicle accident can have an overwhelming impact on a person’s life. The severity of injuries, damages, and consequences are greatly increased for victims who are injured in collisions with semi-trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles. Nearly 2,900 people are injured in auto collisions throughout California each week. Numerous victims involved in collisions with trucks require immediate medical attention. Regrettably, people involved in truck accidents are more likely to sustain fatal injuries in collisions.
Traffic-related accidents claim the lives of more than 3,500 people across California each year. Vehicle collisions are preventable, yet families are constantly forced to deal with the life-changing consequences of negligent and reckless drivers. When families lose loved ones in collisions, as a result of other drivers’ negligent actions, it is crucial that they contact a wrongful death lawyer California as soon as possible.
For nearly four decades, Attorney Weiss at the Law Offices of William E. Weiss has helped thousands of families across Northern California protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in collisions. Our truck accident attorney in California advocates on behalf of grieving families to ensure their legal rights are protected. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they can move forward and cover the costs of medical treatment, funeral arrangements, and more. If your loved one lost their life in an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, contact Attorney Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to explore legal options available for you.
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