Beaumont, CA (July 2, 2018) – Police stated that the truck driver who died after the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned last Tuesday has now been identified as 60-year-old Florentino Hernandez of Castaic. The Riverside County Fire Department reported that the fatal accident took place Tuesday, June 26 at around 9:20 p.m. on Highway 60 near Western Knolls Avenue.
Hernandez was immediately transported to a local hospital, but according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office, he later died due to his injuries. Initial reports said that Hernandez had drifted off the roadway. He allegedly continued to drive through a fence and right out onto Western Knolls Avenue. Hernandez then veered the big rig back onto the Freeway but struck a concrete median and reportedly overturned after the impact. Hernandez was hauling a load of recycled cardboard according to reports.
Police had to shut down all westbound lanes of Highway 60 in order to begin their investigation. That investigation is currently still ongoing in an effort to determine exactly why Hernandez drifted off of the highway.
We would like to send our deepest condolences and our warmest thoughts and prayers to the family members and other loved ones of Florentino Hernandez during this heartrending time.
Truck Accident and Wrongful Death Attorney
Accidents involving tractor-trailers are typically among the most severe for the truck driver and anyone else involved. The large size and immense power of these vehicles can sadly cause tremendous damage. Although Mr. Hernandez was the sole victim of this horrendous tragedy, investigators are most certainly looking to see exactly how the crash occurred in order to determine if any other drivers had anything to do with the accident, or if it was due to mechanical failure.
If another party is found to have somehow forced Hernandez off the road, or if the truck was not in perfect working order at the time of the crash, there may likely be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Of course, the decision to file a claim for compensation can only be made by the family members of the victim.
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.
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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.