LOS ALAMITOS, California – A male passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured early Sunday night after the container truck they were traveling in went off the 605 freeway and crashed into a tree just south of Katella Avenue, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department and news stories.
The truck driver was traveling southbound on Interstate 605 when for unknown reasons it drove off the road into a ditch and crashed into the tree in a solo-vehicle crash. The passenger died at the scene of the crash, but the driver was transported to a nearby Long Beach Memorial Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Initial reports of the 5:56 p.m. truck accident indicated the containers being carried inside the truck’s camper were marked as radioactive materials, but Orange County Fire Authority hazardous material handlers confirmed the contents was not radioactive. The containers instead were construction-related equipment.
“Police are investigating the truck crash to determine exactly what caused the crash and will likely gather evidence and take reports from any witnesses,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.
Families of those killed in car accidents have a right to know what the cause of an accident was and if another person is liable for the injury or death of a loved one. Most cases such as this require substantial efforts by law enforcement to determine the cause. An Orange County Personal Injury Law Firm can help put together the pieces and determine whether another party is liable in such an accident.
The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST. For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more. The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, San Diego, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.