Every day, people are at risk to horrible accidents when driving along the freeways of Los Angeles. These highly congested and dangerous roads have been the death place for thousands, and a victim joined the ranks when he was involved in a collision with a Cal Trans truck. The accident occurred on Tuesday morning at about 4:30, when the man rear-ended the truck at a high speed. The white minivan was totaled in an instant, and the driver was killed. Two passengers in the van were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
As a result of the accident, the four left bound lanes of the 10 freeway were closed. Only the slow lane was open to traffic, and funneling morning commuters caused a commotion and a lot of tardy employees. The accident happened at almost the exact same spot that a Caltrans worker was killed on the job a few months ago. At that time, the worker was on the street when a car zoomed by in the dark night. Even with his reflective vest on, the driver speeding down the road was not able to brake in time.
Because Caltrans workers are normally out on the road or working in lanes that have been closed, they are at constant risk to a devastating accident. All it takes is one distracted driver or a car that spins out of control to injure and even kill these workers. If you have been injured in a Caltrans accident, or just a car accident, then you deserve to obtain damages for the accident. If someone you love was killed due to a Los Angeles traffic accident, then you may be able to receive compensation for your loss. While no amount of money will bring back the one you loved, the money may be able to help fund everyday expenses associated with the funeral, and with recovering from the grief.