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Trucking accidents in Valley Center and throughout Southern California can have serious consequences, and many collisions with large trucks result in life-altering and deadly injuries. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) underscore that crashes involving large trucks and smaller passenger vehicles tend to be especially severe because large trucks typically weigh 20 or 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle, and they have significantly greater ground clearance that can lead to fatal underriding accidents. When a severe or deadly trucking accident occurs, who is liable? 

It is important to seek advice from a Valley Center truck accident lawyer who can assess your case and help you to determine who may be responsible for injuries. In many cases, more than one party may bear some liability, and you may be able to file a claim against multiple parties. The following are the parties who are often at fault for large truck accidents in Southern California.

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FedEx Truck Causes Deadly Bus Accident

 Red CrossA fatal automobile accident in Northern California left 10 people dead, including five high school students, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.  The crash occurred when a FedEx truck driver veered across a median on the I-5 freeway and collided head-on with a bus transporting high school students.  The cause of the tragic trucking accident remains unknown, but the FedEx truck driver was reported as being among those killed in the crash.  Scott Frederick, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) lieutenant, said authorities aren’t yet sure whether the driver “had fallen asleep, whether his freight truck had some type of mechanical failure or if it was involved in a separate collision that preceded the fiery crash.”

What happened?  Currently, all the California Highway Patrol knows is that, by the time emergency medical responders arrived at the scene of the bus accident, the vehicle was “already engulfed in flames,” according to CHP Commander Bruce Carpenter.  He explained that “31 people were transported to seven hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical.”  Nine victims died at the scene of the accident, and another person passed away later from fatal burn injuries.  The driver of the FedEx truck, Tim Evans, and the driver of the bus, Talalelei Lealao-Taio, were among the ten victims of the deadly accident.  Five students and three adult chaperones also died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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