• January 20, 2022

Barry Absec Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 138 in Phelan, CA

UPDATE (January 27, 2022): Authorities identified the man killed in the accident as 40-year-old Barry Alan Absec. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Phelan, CA -- January 19, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where multiple vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, crashed on Highway 138.

San Bernardino County officials responded to the area at around 6:42 a.m. According to reports, a tractor-trailer, a pickup, and a sedan all crashed along the highway. Right now, the exact cause of the crash remains unclear. Due to the collision, at least one person was killed. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt.

Commentary on Barry Absec Tractor-Trailer Accident in Phelan

It's unclear what all happened here, but that's not too unusual when it comes to serious commercial truck wrecks. They can be incredibly complex, and it takes a lot of experience and equipment to make sure nothing important slips through the cracks. One challenge, though, is that the authorities don't always have the ability to treat a serious commercial truck wreck the way it needs to be. Some departments don't prioritize accident investigations very highly, meaning officers, as skilled or dedicated as they may be, might not have access to the tools and training they need.

Barry Absec Tractor-Trailer Accident Highway 138 Phelan, CA

That's why victims and families can find themselves left in the dark at a time when they need answers the most. These situations are a perfect example of why thorough independent accident reconstructions are such a vital tool. The families that have come to me for help over the years learned this valuable lesson. Even unlikely possible factors need attention if folks are going to get the full story about what happened. Are the steps being taken here to get the facts about what led to someone losing their life?


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