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Accident Near Bruceville Road Results in Fatal Rollover

A rollover traffic crash in Elk Grove on August 7 cost a life during the early morning hours. The collision occurred when a truck experienced a rollover at about 3:30 a.m. along Kammerer Road, close to Bruceville Road. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident caused the male driver of the truck to be ejected from the vehicle. The patient was transported to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center and declared dead from his injuries. No additional information by authorities was released. The CHP investigation into the crash is ongoing to determine what happened. 

Accident Near San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Claims Lives of Two Women

A big rig crash in Foster City on Highway 92 westbound near the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge claimed the lives of two women on August 5. The collision occurred around 9:45 a.m., according to a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The incident report stated that there were three women going west in a Ford Fusion, and they had just exited the bridge when the vehicle passed across the highway lanes and hit a parked big rig on the shoulder of the road. The Ford then went into a ditch. 

Child Injured in Hit-and-Run in Modesto

According to the California Highway Patrol, a child was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Modesto on the night of Saturday, August 6, 2022. The car vs. pedestrian crash occurred around 9:40 p.m. in the area of Donald Street close to Bellenita Park in west Modesto.

Fatal Truck Accident on I-5 Near Westley

Authorities reported a fatal truck accident on I-5 near the Westley area in Stanislaus County on the early morning of Thursday, August 4, 2022. The traffic collision took place around 1:00 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 in the vicinity of the exit for Ingram Creek Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Accident on I-80 Near Clipper Gap Blocks Interstate

A vehicle rollover on August 7 near Auburn sent one person to the hospital. The accident occurred along westbound Interstate 80 close to Clipper Gap, according to Caltrans. The vehicle reportedly blocked most of the roadway and initially closed down the westbound lanes. 

Two Motorcycles Crash along West U.S. 50

A major injury motorcycle crash was reported in Pollock Pines, east of Placerville, on August 7. The accident happened along westbound U.S. 50 at the Sly Park Road off-ramp around 10:20 a.m. The individual who called in the accident to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was uncertain whether another vehicle was involved in the collision involving two motorcyclists. 

Vehicle Jumps Curb at Cottage Way Intersection

A hit-and-run crash involving injuries occurred in Sacramento on August 6 when a vehicle jumped a curb. The accident happened at the intersection of Cottage Way and Morse Avenue in the Arden-Arcade area around 6:42 pm. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a vehicle jumped a curb at the intersection and struck at least one person sitting at a bus stop, causing injuries. The CHP is carrying out an investigation to determine what happened and are seeking the hit-and-run driver.

Fatal Truck Crash on I-5 and Nees Avenue

The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal truck crash on I-5 and Nees Avenue on the afternoon of Thursday, August 4, 2022. The big rig collision took place on northbound Interstate 5 near the Nees Avenue off-ramp, according to CHP traffic officers.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Castro Street

Officials reported a fatal motorcycle crash involving a van on Castro Street and Washington Avenue in Alameda County on the afternoon of Saturday, July 30, 2022. The motorcycle accident took place around 4:10 p.m. and involved a van, according to the San Leandro Police Department.

Extra Training Required for Specialized Vehicles

When we think about trucks and other commercial vehicles, there are a few generalized examples that usually come to mind — the tractor-trailer rig for long-haul freight and buses for short and long-distance passenger travel are a couple that come to mind. Training that commercial drivers are required to receive in order to initially qualify for a commercial driver’s license will generally focus on these “general purpose” type vehicles, which have many, many controls and features in common with one another, along with the basic “rules of the road” and procedures for commercial driving in general. Continue reading ›

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