One Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on 210 Freeway in Arcadia, CA
Arcadia, CA -- May 29, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a semi-truck and other vehicles crashed on 210 Freeway.
Investigators were called to the area of the 210 Freeway and Santa Anita Avenue at around 3:30 a.m.
Right now, the cause of the crash remains unclear. Reports said only that a semi-truck and multiple other vehicles collided along the freeway.
As a result of the crash, one person sustained fatal injuries. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt in the accident. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on 210 Fwy in Arcadia
Commercial truck wrecks can be incredibly complex, and it's not unusual for early reports like this to have so few details. The key is to make sure the right people are looking into things. Quite frankly, the authorities do not always have the tools or experience to handle something so intricate. That's when crucial details slip through the cracks.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago in which a commercial truck and another vehicle crashed on the highway. The family waited for months without any word from police, so they asked us to follow up on things. Something that immediately stood out was that the investigating officer let an insurance company rep take vital evidence from the scene, assuming they would just willingly share their findings later on. Companies are not out here trying to do right by victims and families. They're trying to avoid as much responsibility as possible. That officer's oversight could have cost that family dearly, but we were able to salvage things, fortunately.
I'm not saying anything like that is happening here, but it's a concern I always have after any serious truck wreck. Simply having experienced professionals look into a complex truck wreck can be pivotal in ensuring victims and families get the answers they deserve. Taking those steps now while evidence is still relatively clear is usually the prudent path forward.