LA MESA, CALIFORNIA (August 2, 2017) – Two people were killed and six others were injured in a crash involving a semi truck on State Route 125 on Wednesday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 2:30 pm on the southbound side of SR 125. A big rig was getting onto southbound SR125 from the westbound Interstate 8, when the driver lost control for an unknown reason. The big rig smashed through the metal guardrail, crossing into the northbound lanes and striking a green Chevy Aveo, then hitting a black Kia Sorrento.
Two women in the green Chevy Aveo were killed in the accident, one of whom has been identified as Nancy Bauerlein, and the other as Jenn Thopmson-Campbell. A 6 year old girl suffered a broken neck in the accident and was in critical condition for a short time, and the 4 year old girl sustained unidentified injuries. The children were inside the black Kia Sorrento, and two adults from that car and two adults from the big rig were all hospitalized as well.
The investigation is ongoing at this time to determine what caused the big rig to lose control and cross into the northbound lanes. The truck was reportedly a Swift Transportation truck, and the company had released a statement saying they will be investigating the accident as well.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.