Barstow, CA – Three People Hospitalized after Collision between Car and Tractor Trailer on Northbound 15 Freeway
Barstow, CA (August 23, 2018) – A local news source reported that three people required hospitalization as the result of a collision involving a car and tractor-trailer that took place along the northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway, in the vicinity of the Lenwood Road on-ramp. The accident happened at approximately 11:24 PM on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash has been revealed.
Based on the report, a 22-year old woman had been driving a 2016 Toyota Camry when, at some point, she entered the Lenwood Road on-ramp to merge onto north 15. After crossing the junction, her vehicle swerved out of control and emerged into a perpendicular position to oncoming traffic. Without warning, the Toyota slid towards an oncoming 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer, which ultimately plowed into the driver’s side of the smaller vehicle.
Sometime later, emergency crews were dispatched to the crash site and found the female driver, a 31-year old man, and another woman pinned inside the wreckage. Afterward, firefighters successfully extracted the victims, who were transported via air ambulance to a nearby hospital.
As part of rescue and cleanup operations, authorities blocked the freeway’s northbound lanes.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing. We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our most loving thoughts to the victims of the crash and wish them swift and efficient recoveries.
Tractor Trailer and Car Collision in San Bernardino County
As indicated in the report, officials are unsure of why the driver lost control of the Toyota and swerved into northbound traffic. As the investigation continues, forensic teams will examine the car and the truck to determine if mechanical issues or system failure contributed to the crash in any way. Likewise, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the accident.
In the event of a traffic accident caused by negligence or wrongdoing, the non-guilty injured victims can potentially file a personal injury lawsuit and, ultimately, receive compensation for inconveniences including medical bills, painful injuries, and vehicle damage.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.