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California Memorial Day truck accidents kill at least 2 people

Memorial Day weekend brings a higher-than-average number of people out onto the roads, thereby increasing the chances of meeting with misfortune. Truck accidents, serious car accidents and serious injuries are sometimes the unfortunate consequences associated with careless driving. An example of this is shown in a recent sad event in California that led to the deaths of two young people over the holiday weekend. 

On May 29, a truck carrying seven people collided with a minvan around 8 a.m. Police say that the truck, carrying seven people all in their late teens or early 20s, was speeding when it clipped the minivan. The impact caused the truck driver to lose control.The vehicle rolled over and hit a tree before coming to rest. 

One passenger in the truck was pronounced dead on the scene. Another person was pronounced dead at the hospital. Several other truck passengers were rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. The coroner's office later identified the two deceased persons as 17-year-olds. 

Following the rules of the road truly has life or death consequences for drivers in California and beyond. Truck accidents are a significant cause of death for young people, who are less likely to follow safety rules. Victims of truck accidents, and/or their families, may be left with expenses after an accident. Medical bills and funeral costs can mount up into thousands of dollars, and families may be struggling to understand whether they are the ones responsible for paying. A lawyer can be a valuable tool for families of victims and injured persons as they seek awards for the results of truck accidents. 

Source:, "2 teens ID'd in fatal Memorial Day crash", May 30, 2017

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