A white sedan was crushed under a tanker truck on the 215 freeway earlier this morning to add to another diesel related accident off of the 215 in San Bernardino.
Sources report the accident took place at approximately 6:35AM south bound on the 215 off of Orange Show Rd.
The nearly fatal incident left a mother pinned under a diesel with a child between the age of 1 1/2 - 2 years old.
After exiting the vehicle and relocating to a safer area, the mother seemed to have suffered some type of injury. The photo listed shows the woman's bloody arm and blood on the babies diaper.
Which Party Was At Fault?
Many diesel accidents occur due to lack of sleep or drivers that have been on the road for more than 8 hours at a time. Did this driver follow proper protocol by listing their log sheet and enter their scheduled breaks?
Or was this accident due to the driver of the sedan? Many car accidents and truck accidents in California are the result of distracted driving. Distractions include texting while on the phone, using your maps on a mobile device to find a destination or even making an unsafe lane change.
Diesel Accident Statistics
According to the California Vehicle Code and the California accident heat map, the average big rig traveling on California roads can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. and can be as much as 75 feet long, while the average passenger vehicle weighs only 4,000 lbs. The difference between the two vehicles which share the road is significantly different, especially when the two are involved in a pile up. Put that into perspective!
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