Use of tractor-trailers is often a popular way for goods to be transported throughout the United States, but when these massive vehicles are in an accident with other vehicles, it can have catastrophic results. However, when these individuals are pedestrians, the accident can be even more tragic, especially if the victim is killed in the accident. These types of accidents can leave huge emotional tolls on the families of those killed. Unfortunately, one pedestrian accident in California killed one person recently.
The accident took place on the early morning of June 2 a little after 3 a.m. and involved one pedestrian and a semi-truck. The details surrounding the accident are still under investigation; however, investigators do know that the pedestrian was struck by the tractor-trailer on the southbound side of the interstate. The gender of the victim has yet to be identified.
Emergency personnel arrived at the accident and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene of the collision. No other individuals were injured in the accident. The accident is still under investigation at this time by California police.
Depending on what the investigation of this pedestrian accident finds, the family of the deceased may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the death of their loved one. Monetary compensation could be used by the family to pay for any of the final expenses of the victim. This could allow the family to focus on remembering their loved one and slowly heal the emotional wounds that this event has caused.
Source: The Desert Sun, “Pedestrian killed by tractor-trailer on I-15 in Temecula“, , June 2, 2014