One Injured in Dual Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 58 near Keene, CA
Keene, CA -- May 19, 2022, one person was injured outside of Keene as the result of an accident where two semi-trucks crashed along Highway 58.
Kern County responders were called to the area Thursday afternoon along Highway 58. Right now, the exact cause of the crash remains unclear. It appears that a semi-truck traveling along the highway hit another semi that was stalled along the side of the road. This crash resulted in a small brush fire.
One person involved in the accident was taken to a hospital with unspecfied injuries. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Dual Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 58 near Keene
Any truck wreck can present significant hurdles for investigators, so a crash involving two is only going to prove more challenging in most situations. While some may be quick to jump to conclusions, considering one of the trucks was stationary, it's important to keep in mind all the possible factors that can lead to a crash like this.
This could be as simple as a truck driver not paying attention and hitting a clearly visible truck safely parked along the side of the road. However, this could also be a situation where a truck was stopped along the highway without proper markings, partially in a lane of travel, or perhaps for reasons which are unacceptable (eating, checking phone, mechanical issues that should have been addressed before driving, etc.).
What makes all of this particularly important to consider for victims and families is the fact that California law holds people accountable for their portion of the blame. It could be both are equally to blame, it could be that one person is 100% at fault, and it could be that one person is only somewhat responsible while the other person bears most of the responsibility. Either way, the two drivers will be on the hook for their portion of the responsibility. That only makes it more crucial to ensure all the facts are clear and that all actions leading up to the crash are appropriately addressed.