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Chiriaco Summit, CA -Fred Cormia Dies in Big Rig Accident on Interstate 10

Chiriaco Summit, CA – (November 9, 2018) – The Riverside County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who was killed on November 8th in a traffic accident as 67-year-old Fred Cormia, of Los Angeles. The tragic collision was reported at approximately 7:20 a.m. Thursday morning on the westbound side of the 10 freeway at Chiriaco Road.

Reportedly, a Freightliner, driven by Cormia, was traveling on westbound I-10 when it suddenly swerved off the roadway and rear-ended an International Big Rig that was pulled over on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway. The force of the impact caused the Freightliner to be pushed into the open desert, just north of the road. Emergency personnel rushed to the scene of the accident and performed CPR on Cormia who sadly succumbed to her injuries and died at the crash site. The male passenger, who was in the sleeper of the Freightliner, was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for treatment of injuries. A Lubbock woman driving the international big rig also sustained injuries and was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center. Her male passenger was also in the sleeper of the truck and thankfully was not injured. Authorities are estimating at least 100 to 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway forcing authorities to shut down westbound lanes. Police are trying to establish the sequence of events prior to the crash.

The California Highway Patrol has assumed authority over this investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims and we extend our most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Fred Cormia.  We wish them strength during this devastating time.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents in California

Traffic accidents involving large commercial trucks are always shocking to the people involved, especially when it results in a fatality. Forensic teams are analyzing all the physical evidence surrounding the accident so they can establish who was at fault and why.

If someone that you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, and you believe it was the fault of a third party, you need to call a personal injury or wrongful death attorney right away. At the Brady Law Group, we will fight until you receive the settlement you are owed in full. Call us today at   866-211-2562 to speak with one of our qualified and symapathetic litigators.

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 to all those involved in the accident.

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