Fatal Trucking Accident on Interstate 5 Freeway

Two mothers and four children were killed in a collision on a mountainous stretch of the interstate 5 freeway in Gorman, California. At approximately 3:30 am on June 28, 2016 a smaller incident caused the minivan carrying two families to pull over to the side of the road. When both fathers were outside of the vehicle, a big rig crashed into the rear of their minivan, causing the minivan to slide down a ravine and catch fire. Both fathers suffered burns as they attempted to save their families and were airlifted to a local hospital.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 1 in 10 highway deaths occurs in a crash involving a large truck. The trucking industry is heavily regulated at all levels of government. An attorney can investigate the facts of the collision and determine if the truck driver and the trucking company is at fault. A skilled personal injury attorney understands how federal, state and local trucking law works with tort law to ensure safety when these large trucks are on the road. Furthermore, an experienced personal injury attorney will investigate every possible theory of liability including the first auto incident that lead the minivan to be on the side of the highway as well as the condition and lighting of the actual road.

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