Gilroy, CA – Fatal crash with semi-truck leads to fuel spill on roadway
GILROY, CA – According to authorities, a driver was killed in a collision with a semi-truck that also spilled fuel on the roadway.
At 8:30 p.m Gilroy police responded to a crash a short distance from Monterey Road and Travel Park Circle. When a passenger car collided with a semi-truck, the driver of the passenger vehicle was killed.
As a result of the crash, the semi-truck’s fuel tank ruptured, causing diesel fuel to flood the roadway. The road was closed until 4:30 in the morning in order to investigate, remove the cars, and clean up the spill.
The Santa Clara County Coroner will release the driver’s identity after notifying the driver’s next of kin, police said. The cause of the crash is being investigated, as well as whether alcohol or drugs played a role.
Truck Accidents in Gilroy
Almost 3,000 victims are injured or killed in tractor-trailer accidents across Southern California every year. Commercial vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, meaning they have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to those involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles.
Although most commercial vehicle accidents are preventable, they continue to have negative consequences for drivers sharing the road. Commercial vehicles are far larger than other vehicles, which raises the odds of them causing severe injuries to the occupants of another vehicle.
In many cases, victims sustain traumatic injuries that require hospitalization, therapy, and various types of medical treatment both immediately and long-term.
Gilroy Truck Accident Lawyers
Since 1983, Gilroy personal injury lawyers at Torem & Associates have helped numerous vicious throughout California protect their legal rights after being injured in truck accidents caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve after enduring overwhelming mental, physical, and financial consequences as a result of another person’s negligence.
The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents are often overwhelming. To make matters even worse, victims often face stacking medical bills, lost wages, and thousands of dollars in bills to replace or repair their vehicles. When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a truck accident attorney in Gilroy as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
We provide effective and aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries and recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our California personal injury attorneys at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.
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