1 Killed in Ventura 134 Freeway Semi-Truck/Honda Civic Crash at Glendale Avenue

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Honda Civic Crashes Into Semi-Truck on Glendale 134; 1 Driver Dead

Honda Civic Crashes Into Semi-Truck on Glendale 134; 1 Driver Dead

Apr 2, 2024

A tragic early-morning traffic collision near Glendale, California, left one dead and shut down all but a single lane of traffic on the 134 Ventura Freeway.

Reports of the deadly Honda Civic/semi-truck crash began around 5 a.m. today, with the big rig accident occurring on the westbound span of the 134 near Glendale Avenue, a KTLA story confirmed.

A SigAlert was subsequently issued which lasted until 7:30 a.m. The alert was ultimately extended an additional hour after it was confirmed by California Highway Patrol (CHP) authorities that the driver of the Honda Civic had died in the truck crash.

CHP Officer Michael Nasir told City News Service that patrol officers were dispatched to the westbound freeway and Glendale Avenue at around 4:53 a.m. Upon arrival to the scene, CHP officers said they found the wreckage of the vehicles blocking the middle lanes of the freeway.

KTLA’s Sky5 helicopter reported while emergency crews were on the scene. Commuters were reportedly “squeezing by the crash scene” in the far right lane. As a result, “pretty big backups” for local commuters heading into the Glendale area were reported.

“We believe that the body of the person that was pronounced dead here on the westbound side of the 134 is still within that car,” KTLA’s Rich Prickett said.

KTLA also noted that traffic was backed up into Eagle Rock as a result of the semi-truck on Honda Civic crash.

No information on the victim driving the Honda Civic was released.

Drivers in the Glendale area are advised to seek alternative routes:

  • Using Colorado Street to get to the 5 Freeway
  • Using the 210 Freeway
  • Commuters heading north on the 2 Freeway are also urged to avoid the 134 Freeway interchange

As of 6 a.m., drivers attempting to get from Figueroa to Glendale Avenue required 60 minutes of travel time.

Glendale Truck Accidents With Injuries Becoming More Common

In recent decades, number of truck accidents has significantly increased year-over-year. In fact, the following semi-truck accident statistics have been confirmed:

  • A 52% increase in truck accidents has been noted since 2009.
  • 74% of all fatal passenger vehicle crashes involve a large truck.
  • The most common cause of all truck-related accidents is tire defects (accounting for around 30%).

Most truck accidents actually occur during the day – between noon and 3 p.m.
68% of all truck fatalities are passenger vehicle occupants.

Additionally, approximately 130,000 annually suffer from truck accident-related injuries. Truck accidents are often much more severe than typical accidents involving two motor vehicles or one motor vehicle and a motorcycle. And various types of serious injuries can occur as a result of truck accidents.

Types of Glendale 134 Freeway Truck Accident Injuries

Commercial truck or 18-wheeler accidents can cause serious or catastrophic injuries to car and motorcycle drivers as well as pedestrians. Some common commercial truck accident injuries we encounter at DLG include:

Getting financial compensation for your injuries can be done through filing a civil claim with Dordulian Law Group’s Glendale truck accident lawyers.

Dordulian Law Group’s Glendale Truck Accident Attorneys

Dordulian Law Group (DLaw Group) was founded by former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian. An aggressive former prosecutor who has helped countless truck accident victims secure justice – including more than $100,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts – Dordulian will fight to help you make a complete recovery after being injured in a semi-truck or big rig accident.

And at DLaw Group, all truck accident cases are handled by our in-house investigator – Moses Castillo – a retired LAPD Central Traffic Division detective.

DLaw Group’s Glendale truck accident lawyers provide the best available legal representation based on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you’re an injured victim, you never have to worry about any upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses – we only collect a fee after successfully securing a maximum financial damages award for your truck accident injury claim. At no time will one of our truck accident injury clients ever owe our attorneys money out-of-pocket merely for pursuing a case. With our No Win/No Fee Guarantee, you never pay a dime until we secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at 866-GO-SEE-SAM for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by ensuring that the insurance company or at-fault party does not take advantage of your rights after a big rig truck accident injury.

Ready to file a claim and pursue justice through a financial damages award? Our expert attorneys are available online or by phone now.

You owe it to yourself to take every step towards avoiding financial loss after an unfortunate Glendale 134 freeway truck accident injury that occurred through no fault of your own. With DLG’s experienced truck accident lawyers, there is never any obligation or upfront fee, and we are here to answer any questions you may have 24/7.


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