On Tuesday night in snowy Siskiyou County, an SUV collided with a semi-truck. The 21-year-old SUV driver from Oregon was critically injured, and his 21-year-old and 24-year-old passengers were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. The Siskiyou County Sheriff said high speeds and not wearing seat belts attributed to the tragic crash, which happened around 11:45pm in a passing lane. The SUV lost control while driving northbound along snowy roads and veered into the truck going southbound. Weather was severe enough that crews had posted 25mph speed limit signs. The big rig was traveling at 30mph.
According to news reports, the SUV’s occupants not wearing seat belts were thrown from the SUV during the crash. The 61-year-old big rig driver was not hurt. The SUV driver is in critical condition in Redding. As a personal injury attorney San Francisco, my thoughts are with the families of those involved in the collision. If you or a loved one were hurt by negligent driving, discuss your case with a car accident lawyer San Francisco.