An unfortunate truck accident that left a pedestrian dead after being struck by a semi trailer shut down all traffic on the northbound side of the 215. The truck accident happened close to the 5th street exit on Wednesday in the city of San Bernardino.
The shutdown meant heavy delays as a detour was set up forcing traffic off towards 5th street. Although the identity of the deceased has been withheld in order to notify family, what CHP knows or has offered is limited.
Around 4 a.m. a pedestrian walked into traffic and caused the truck accident involving the semitrailer.
Truck Accident Factors in Los Angeles
Truck accidents in 2021 have caused around 130,000 accidents a year with just under 5,000 deaths. Without a doubt the ramifications of a truck accident are much higher as you are dealing with other factors.
First in foremost, the size of the vehicle directly impacts the consequences of being in an accident with a truck. Obviously. But also the truck driver, who may be more experienced, may also be fatigued. Many truck accidents come from vehicles not respecting the distance between them and a truck. The issue is global as statistics show that fatal truck accidents have almost doubled in 2021.
In 2011 there were more than 6.68 million truck accidents reported in the United States. 10 years later, the hazard is still there. While driving a car is one of the safest ways to travel, unfortunately truck accidents happen every day.