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Porter Ranch, CA – Andres Quintana & Gerardo Parra Fatally Injured in Truck Crash on 118 Freeway

March 8, 2023

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Porter Ranch, CA (March 7, 2023) – The California Highway Patrol confirmed that 49-year-old Gerardo Parra and 37-year-old Andres Quintanar have died as a result of a box truck accident that took place in the Porter Ranch area on Sunday morning, March 5.

At around 4:25 a.m., the California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of an accident on the Ronald Reagan Freeway, 118 Freeway.

According to officials, two men were traveling together in a black Cadillac sedan when their vehicle collided with a yellow box truck. The box truck then continued forward and struck an embankment on the right side of the roadway.

Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident and located two people in the sedan with severe injuries. The victims were identified as Parra and Quintanar. They were pronounced deceased at the scene due to the injuries they suffered.

The driver of the car in the driver of the box truck were both transported to trauma centers for emergency care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Fatal Truck Accidents in California

Porter Ranch, CA – Andres Quintana & Gerardo Parra Injured in Truck Crash on 118 FreewayAccidents that result in a death claim the lives of hundreds of people every year in the state of California. These unfortunate accidents can, in many instances, be avoided. Drowsy drivers, drivers who speed, and drivers who are under the influence are all factors that contribute to the tragic number of deaths from accidents involving large trucks that occur every year. It can be quite challenging to cope with the overwhelming aftermath of the terrible tragedy of losing a loved one due to a fatal accident.

The surviving family members are frequently placed in the challenging position of having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements while also coping with the mental and emotional consequences of losing a loved one. This can be a difficult situation for surviving family members to be in. If necessary, surviving family members can consult with a Porter Ranch wrongful death attorney to protect their legal interests in the event of a fatality. In the event that a member of the family passes away due to circumstances that are beyond their control, the family members may be eligible for financial compensation to aid in relieving the financial difficulties that will be placed on them moving forward.

Although there is no amount of money that will ever make a family whole again, having the financial resources accessible to them can help families move forward and meet the costs that they face as a result of the death of a loved one. After suffering a devastating loss, a family has the best chance of obtaining the justice to which they are entitled by working with an experienced California wrongful death attorney.

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident due to someone else’s negligence can be a difficult experience. That is why Wilshire Law Firm is here to make it easier for you by providing superior legal representation throughout your case so that you receive the full compensation that is deserved. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge, resources, and experience fighting on behalf of injury victims, making our team best suited to help in the event of any personal injury claim. If you find yourself needing assistance after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one, do not hesitate to contact us at 800-358-1884 for your free consultation to see how our dedicated legal team can help you.