A mans truck became airborne after it veered off the road and crashed into a pine tree Tuesday morning in a fatal accident on Highway 36 near Chester, according to news sources.
The 22-year-old man was traveling westbound on Highway 36 near Chester when he apparently lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and collided with a tree in the surrounding forest, according to the California Highway Patrol. The car reportedly became airborne before colliding with the pine tree since the forest floor in the area is underneath the road.
The CHP said that the man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The man was traveling at unknown speeds at the time and seemingly allowed his vehicle to continue on its straight path even though the road curved to the left.
The man was reportedly killed at the scene of the accident.
The CHP is currently investigating the cause and time of the accident.
As a personal injury attorney Los Angeles, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. In my line of work, I am familiar with accidents of this tragic nature. I encourage drivers to pay attention to the road at all times. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a car accident lawyer to help you proceed legally.