One Killed in Crash with Tanker Truck on 10 Freeway in San Dimas, CA
San Dimas, CA — June 6, 2022, a man was killed in a collision between an SUV and a tanker truck on the San Bernardino Freeway in San Dimas.
According to reports the incident happened shortly before 3:00 a.m. on the eastbound 10 Freeway at Via Verde Street. What happened isn't clear yet, but a tanker truck hauling around 80,000 gallons of gasoline somehow crashed with an SUV in the area.
The SUV driver was killed in the crash. No other injuries were reported and no fuel leaked from the tanker.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Truck Accident at 10 Freeway and Via Verde in San Dimas
There isn't a lot of information yet about how exactly this crash happened or what caused it. However, it's best not to start making guesses to fill in those blanks.
To learn more about the wreck police still need to look into many of its possible factors: Possible driver mistakes like distraction or speeding, mechanical failures or defects in the vehicles, road conditions and design, visibility, issues with signage or lights, inclement weather, other traffic in the area, and many other elements that could have influenced or even caused the crash. Considering all the variables is an important part of any investigation.
As investigators keep working to connect the dots, theorizing from the sidelines isn't helpful. I've seen too many folks rush to judgment after reading a few sentences in the news, only to completely change their minds after more information came to light. The same could happen here, though the police investigation may not clarify things as much as one would hope.
After a major accident--particularly one involving a commercial truck--an independent investigation is often best to ensure the whole truth is found. Whatever is learned, the victim's loved ones deserve to know every effort was made to bring them answers. Any other actions beyond simply learning the truth would depend on what that truth turns out to be.