Davis Fatal Big Rig Accident

Davis Fatal Big Rig Accident

Davis Fatal Big Rig Accident

Davis Fatal Big Rig Accident

Hi I’m Ed Smith, a Davis personal injury attorney. A big rig driver was involved in a fatal accident after crashing off the Eastbound I-80 nearby Davis, California.

What Happened?

The accident occurred approximately at 5:00 am where a driver of a big rig had driven off of the Eastbound I-80 freeway and drove into an oak tree. The accident occurred off of Eastbound I-80 close to the Richards Boulevard exit in Davis.

California Highway Patrol Reports

California Highway Patrol responded to the accident at approximately 5:30 am on Thursday, July 7.  The big rig driver was driving at an estimated 65 miles per hour when the truck drove off the freeway and hit a large oak tree. The big rig was nearly submerged underneath the oak tree it had collided with. The accident also created slight collateral damage by causing the crashed tree to fall onto some cars parked in a nearby hotel parking lot.

Further Investigation Reports

According to authorities, the driver of the big rig was identified as a 55-year-old West Sacramento local. The Yolo County Coroner’s Office has not identified the driver of the big rig. The driver of the big rig was declared deceased at the scene. Authorities have to remove the tree in order to access the big rig for further investigation and are unsure what caused the big rig to crash off of the freeway.

Improperly Maintained Trees and Highways

Sometimes trucking accidents happen due to truck driver error. Excessive speed, distracted driving or driving while sleepy or intoxicated can all contribute to a trucking accident.

Occasionally a motor vehicle can be caused by a highway defect. Sometimes a tree is planted too close to the highway and can be a factor in a personal injury or wrongful death case. Other times a guard rail can not properly restrain a vehicle due to construction or design defects.

When someone has been killed in an accident it is very important to call an experienced attorney. Your attorney will be able to help determine if a highway defect or another negligent action played a role in your loved one’s death.

In cases against the government you have only a limited amount of time to file a claim. You must file your claim within approximately 180 days or six months from the date of the accident. Contact an experienced attorney to help protect your rights.

Davis Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis Personal Injury Lawyer. If you or a someone close has been severely injured in an auto accident, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. Or, call me toll free at (800) 404-5400.

I have been helping Davis locals with their wrongful death and personal injury cases for more than 3 decades.

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Source of Davis Fatal Big Rig Accident – http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/07/07/big-rig-driver-killed-after-crashing-off-i-80-near-davis/?cid=facebook_CBS13_CBS_Sacramento

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