A crash involving a truck and a passenger car has taken place in California. Unfortunately, this accident resulted in a death. And due to the nature of this collision, we decided to report on it so others may learn from what happened. Perhaps then, more people will be aware of certain risks so they may avoid them.
According to the reports, an elderly man was fatally injured after his vehicle crashed into the back of a semi-truck. He was traveling on Interstate 15 in the northbound lane near Temecula at 3 p.m. on Wednesday when the 74-year-old man in his 2012 Toyota Camry crashed into the back of a truck. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver failed to notice that the traffic had slowed down. As the Camry was preparing to exit, it was traveling at about 60 or 70 miles per hour, however, the traffic ahead was going at about 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Crashing into the truck’s rear end, the car ended up being lodged under the large semi.
The CHP along with Cal Fire and Border Patrol responded to the scene. After the collision, they were able to remove the man from the lodged car and rushed him to the hospital. Unfortunately, he was declared dead later as a result of the injuries he sustained.
The truck driver was not injured in this accident.
Some of the lanes of the road were closed after the accident for some time.
We are saddened that this var vs. truck accident had a deadly result. We would like to remind drivers everywhere that both speed and distracted driving can lead to similar accidents. If drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead over whatever reason, a phone, a conversation with a passenger, or a child in the backseat, they may not notice that the traffic is slowing down ahead.
When drivers speed, this type of accident may also occur.
We hope that the family of the victim is receiving the attention and support they need in this time of need.
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