Two Killed, One Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on D Street in Victorville, CA
Victorville, CA -- June 14, 2022, two people were killed and one person was injured after an accident involving a semi-trailer on D Street.
Investigators said that the crash took place just before 6:00 a.m. along D Street near I-15. According to officials, the cause of the crash remains unclear. They said only that a tractor-trailer, a Chrysler Sebring, and a pickup collided along D street.
As a result of the crash, two people sustained fatal injuries. Another person had reportedly non-life-threatening injuries. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on D Street in Victorville
Having assisted hundreds of families through commercial vehicle wrecks over the years, a crash involving a semi-truck is inherently going to present challenges. A multi-vehicle wreck only makes those challenges more significant. With all of those insurance companies--and likely a trucking company--the victims and the families affected by this tragedy will need extensive evidence to tell their side of the story over all the fighting. What makes that evidence particular complex, however, is the nature of California liability law.
Put simply, California operates on a standard of pure comparative fault. Basically, all parties involved in an accident can be on the hook for their portion of the blame. It could be that everyone is equally to blame, it could be that the truck is only 10% or so at fault, or it could be that the truck is 50% at fault, another person is 50%, and another person is blameless. Sorting all of that out requires extensive evidence and legal experience to ensure that evidence can speak for itself. Getting people the help they need is one thing, but ensuring there are just consequences for whatever led to two people losing their lives should also be a priority going forward. Experience makes me skeptical that authorities alone are taking those steps.