Ana Cruz-Sanchez killed in Diamond Bar accident with big rig
DIAMOND BAR (May 1, 2022) – Ana Cruz-Sanchez, 29, was killed early Sunday morning after crashing into a big rig in Diamond Bar.
The fatal accident occurred around 6 a.m. on the Grand Avenue off-ramp heading eastbound on the 60 freeway. Emergency crews arrived shortly after the accident, but unfortunately Cruz-Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Sig alert was issued at 6:27 a.m. causing the closure of all eastbound lanes on the 60 freeway except the carpool lane. The alert was canceled at 12:27 a.m.
The investigation of the big rig accident is still ongoing.
Liability In Diamond Bar Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Diamond Bar Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ana Cruz-Sanchez. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about a Diamond Bar car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.