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Los Banos, CA – One dead in Los Banos semi-truck crash, according to the CHP

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LOS BANOS, CA – According to California Highway Patrol, a semi-truck accident involving two vehicles on Saturday night near Los Banos resulted in one fatality.

According to police, a two-vehicle collision involving Henry Miller Avenue and Cherokee Road was reported in a number of calls to the Merced Communication Center (MCC) at approximately 11:44 p.m. When police arrived to conduct their investigation, they discovered paramedics aiding two of the drivers who had been injured in the collision.

A 36-year-old Cantua Creek man who was one of the drivers was declared dead at the site. According to police, a semi-truck with two tomato-filled trailers was traveling at 55 mph in the westbound direction on Henry Miller Avenue close to Cherokee Road. The 36-year-old was also operating a semi-truck with two empty tomato trailers that was traveling at an unknown speed west of Henry Miller Avenue and east of Cherokee Road. According to investigators, the first semi-right truck’s tires wandered into Henry Miller Avenue’s south shoulder, which led to the back trailer losing control and veering into the westbound lane.

According to police, the second semi-front truck’s collided with the one that had entered its lane. The second driver who was involved in the collision was unharmed.

Authorities say they do not think drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in California

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. 

California Wrongful Death Lawyers

Since 1983, Los Banos personal injury lawyers at Torem & Associates have helped numerous vicious throughout Los Angeles County 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 Los Banos 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.

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 Los Banos.  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 Los Banos 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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