[Fontana, CA] – Robert Pitt Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on Hemlock Avenue and Slover Avenue
Passenger Dead in Fontana Big Rig Accident
October 27, 2020 – Robert Pitt, age 68, was killed Monday morning. Moreover, he died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was struck by a semi-truck on Hemlock Avenue.
Furthermore, the CHP preliminary reports stated that they first heard of the fatal accident at 6:03 AM.
Initially, witnesses phoned 911, and immediately emergency responders were sent to the fatal crash scene on Hemlock and Slover.
First, rescue workers found the passenger of the of the car, Mr. Pitt, in agony from critical injuries.
Then, they transported the local resident to Kaiser Foundation Hospital Emergency Department in Fontana.
Unfortunately, the wounds were too critical. As a result, Robert Pitt was pronounced dead by 6:46 AM at the hospital.
Additionally, the Fontana Police Department will continuing the investigating the crash.
WHY SO MANY ACCIDENTS?
Trucks are involved in about 11% of all traffic accidents. Over the years, increased regulation and tougher requirements in the trucking industry have earned a reputation. Moreover, they are credited with playing a significant role in reducing the number and severity of truck crashes.
By 2009, the death toll was less than half what they had been 30 years earlier. However, several factors appear to have played a role in the next increase. Such as fatal crashes, that include more trucks on the road, driving millions of more miles each year.
The driving habits of those operating cars also play a role in many truck accidents.
Trucks of all kinds should be approached with care in any traffic situation, whether a van in your neighborhood or an 18-wheeler on the highway. Too often, drivers do not allow for fundamental differences in the way trucks work, from brakes to general maneuverability.
Moreover, they lurk in the “no-see zones” the areas beside or behind a truck where the driver has little or no visibility. In addition, they change lanes sharply in front of the truck or misjudge an oncoming truck’s speed when turning left at an intersection, and so forth.
Of course, the commercial truck driver or the firm that owns the truck may also be factors. Moreover, things such as driver fatigue, and irresponsible driving to gain distance, or even unsafe equipment can turn an 18-wheeler into an accident waiting to happen.
ISSUES OF LIABILITY IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWSUIT
There are a lot of federal regulations. Moreover, these regulations spell out the requirements for using large trucks safely as well as protecting the public.
For example, there are “hours-of-service regulations”. Additionally, these show how many hours a single driver can work an oversize truck within a day.
However, there are dangers to consider. Such as driver fatigue, substance abuse, and claims. Furthermore, some companies are encouraging drivers to ignore hourly limits still are regular problems.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the trucking company may also have allegations of carelessness. Such as questions about its training and hiring procedures, how it supports and services its equipment, or compliance with other regulations.
If you have suffered injuries in a car-truck crash, then you will need an experienced truck crash law firm that knows how to handle and contest such cases.
Do not make the mistake of assuming that the trucking company and their insurers will treat you fairly if you do not have a strong advocate on your side. In addition, a lawyer who specializes in truck accidents will know how to analyze the facts and find the issues that should be pursued in court if a lawsuit is necessary.
To the family and friends of Robert Pitt. We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.