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Nevada County, CA – Fatal head-on collision with a semi on Alta Sierra Drive

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NEVADA COUNTY, CA – After a pickup and semi-truck collided on Highway 49 at Alta Sierra Drive Tuesday morning, both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 49 are open. One person was killed in the crash.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that, at approximately 6:25 a.m., a 48-year-old woman driving a Toyota Tacoma swerved to avoid hitting a deer. In addition to hitting the deer, the 48-year-old then hit Roberto Ordaz-Moralez, who was driving a semi-truck hauling 60,000 pounds of medical supplies in the southbound lane.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma died after he was ejected from the vehicle. Injuries to the semi-truck driver were minor and he was released at the scene.

The crash ruptured the semi-truck’s fuel tank, spilling approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel into a ditch on the east side of Highway 49. A hazmat crew was called to assist with the gas spill. 

CHP says the incident is still under investigation.

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Over 3,000 people a year are killed or injured in tractor-trailer accidents in Southern California. Because of its 80,000-pound weight, a commercial vehicle can cause catastrophic injuries if it is involved in an accident. Despite the fact that most truck accidents are avoidable, they continue to negatively impact drivers. Commercial vehicles are larger than other vehicles, which makes them more likely to cause severe injuries to those in another vehicle.

It is common for people with traumatic injuries to require hospitalization, therapy, and various types of medical treatment for the long run as well. Hiring a expert semi-truck accident law firm can help you recover compensation to help with bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. 

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Working with an experienced and aggressive lawyer can help you recover from your accident. In California, Torem & Associates has protected the rights of thousands of injured victims for more than 30 years.

Our attorneys help clients who suffer mental, physical, and financial harm due to another’s negligence get the justice they deserve. The aggressive and trusted legal representation we provide ensures our clients are in the best position to recover from their injuries, move forward, and get the treatment they need.

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Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Inland Empire and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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