Castaic, CA (February 10, 2023) – The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that 30-year-old Anthony Medina has died as a result of a crash that took place on Thursday morning in Castaic.
The accident was reported to officials just after 3:30 a.m. on February 9.
Reports from CHP show that a white Honda Civic and a semi-truck tractor-trailer collided on the westbound side of California State Route 126 near the intersection of Walcott Way.
The driver of the Honda, identified as Medina, suffered severe injuries. Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department declared the victim deceased at the scene.
Investigations to determine the cause of this vehicle accident are currently underway by the California Highway Patrol.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Traffic collisions, in general, are one of the biggest causes of wrongful death in the United States and here in California. In the United States, over 41,000 people died as a result of car crashes that took place in 2021. More than 3,800 of these accidents occurred right here in California.
In many instances, people end up losing their lives as a result of drivers who are negligent. Common factors in fatal auto accidents include speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence, and distracted driving. When semi-trucks are involved in accidents, the chances of victims suffering fatal injuries are drastically increased.
Unfortunately, fatal truck accidents often leave families completely torn apart and unsure of what they can do moving forward. After losing a loved one, it is important that you seek legal guidance immediately. Your family may be able to take legal action against the person who is responsible.
Having a seasoned Castaic wrongful death lawyer by your side throughout the legal process can help to ensure you are able to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions and get justice. An attorney will be able to help you pursue compensation for funeral arrangements, burial expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
The unfortunate truth is that commercial vehicle accident claims are often far more complex than other types of vehicle collision cases. For this reason, it is in your best interest to have a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer by your side throughout the legal process. This will provide you with the best chance of getting justice after suffering the unexpected loss of your loved one.
Our lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm will guide you through the legal process and fight for compensation to ensure your family has the money that you need moving forward. We will fight to hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions and help your family get justice. At Wilshire Law Firm, we believe that no one should have to suffer alone after an accident or due to the negligence of another. You can rest assured that our experienced and dedicated car accident lawyers will fight for your rights. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck crash in California, contact us today at 800-358-1884 for a free consultation and get started on the road to justice, compensation, and peace of mind.
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