Big Rig Versus Motorcycle Accident Fatality
On Monday, December 14, 2015 a big rig versus motorcycle accident fatality occurred on Highway 50 in Sacramento.
The tragic incident took place, as the motorcyclist and big rig were travelling eastbound on Highway 50, close to the 15th Street off ramp.
Sadly, the California Highway Patrol reports that the motorcyclist lost his life in this incident.
The big rig versus motorcycle accident fatality is now under investigation.
Highway Crashes Involving Big Rigs
A large number of highway accidents and fatalities involve large commercial trucks. Any truck that weighs over 10,000 pounds is considered large. Because they are so big, highway accidents involving large trucks are more likely to produce serious personal injuries and death than say a typical car accident.
Percentage of Fatalities
About ten percent of people hurt in large commercial trucking accidents will die. These large trucks are also more likely to be involved in multiple-vehicle wrecks than are passenger cars.
Regulating Trucking Companies
State and federal regulations are there to protect the public from trucking accidents. These regulations exist to oversee things like safety of trucking equipment. Additionally, hours being driven by each truck driver are also supposed to be logged. Trucking companies are required by law to keep these type of records and more.
Investigating a Big Rig Versus Motorcycle Accident Fatality
When a trucking accident happens like the one on Highway 50, it becomes necessary to research and find these records. Poor maintenance of equipment, inattentive driving and driver fatigue may be a factor in tragic accidents like this. A careful study by a trained trucking accident attorney may be needed to determine if negligence has occurred.
Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
Ed Smith is a Sacramento Trucking Accident Lawyer. Ed has handled several cases involving trucking accidents and motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you love has been involved in a trucking accident it is important to call a Sacramento Trucking Accident Attorney. Call us now at (916) 921-6400. If you are outside the Sacramento area, you can call at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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