Statistics show that approximately 2,000 people were injured as a result of car accidents in San Bernardino County in a given year. Big-rigs take up a lot of space and are seen all over freeways in Southern California.
According to the San Bernardino Police Department at least one person was injured on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass recently when the vehicle he or she was in ended up underneath a big-rig. Witnesses say the vehicle swerved erratically shortly before the accident occurred. The individual was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is not known if the individual was the driver or a passenger.
The accident is under investigation to determine what caused the vehicle to go out of control. Investigators are checking to see if it was a mechanical defect or if the driver was at fault.
If you are a passenger in a vehicle that crashes because of the driver's negligence, the driver may be held liable for your injuries and damages. Contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will explain your rights and options to you.