Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Truck Accident
I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch truck accident lawyer. A crash in nearby Richmond on August 7 between a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle rider ended up with the hospitalization of the motorcyclist. Determining fault in the accident may be difficult due to the particulars of the crash. My best wishes and prayers are with the injured man and his family at this time of tragedy.
Truckers and Railroad Engineers Not Tested for Sleep Apnea
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. Two separate government agencies have announced that the plans to screen truck drivers and railroad engineers for sleep apnea will not be pursued. The government’s argument is that the companies themselves should make the decision on whether or not to test employees. This is a part of the Trump administration’s plans to remove government regulations, which the administration feels is necessary for economic growth.
Safety Advisory Issued Urging Testing
Tesla Makes Plans to Test New Autonomous Semi
I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi truck accident lawyer. The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced a meeting this week with Tesla to discuss a new heavy-duty electric semitruck that is autonomous. Last April, Tesla said the company would unveil their semi in September, and now it seems Elon Musk is including autonomous features as part of the package.
Pickup Collides With Tractor Truck in Side Impact Collision
I’m Ed Smith, a Ukiah truck accident lawyer. An August 8 crash along U.S. Highway 101 between a truck tractor that was transporting a load of grapes that had been pressed and a pickup truck towing a travel trailer resulted in traumatic injuries to the two persons riding in the pickup. The captain from the fire department in Hopland reported that it took a great deal of effort to extricate the victims from the truck.
New Rules in Solano County for Driver’s License Suspension
I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville truck accident lawyer. An agreement was reached on August 8 that settled a lawsuit filed in 2016 citing a California practice of suspending a person’s driver’s license if they were unable to pay traffic fines.
Wrong Way Driver Dies in Truck Accident on I-5
I’m Ed Smith, a Redding truck accident lawyer. A driver died while going the wrong way along Interstate 5 following a collision with a big rig pulling two trailers on August 10 between the towns of Corning and Orland. The driver of the semi was identified as a 64-year-old Redding resident. A representative of the California Highway Patrol reported that alcohol consumption may have factored into the crash.
Two Killed and Six Injured in Semi Crash on State Route 125
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. An accident involving two vehicles and a semitruck along California State Route 125 caused the death of two women and injured six others on August 2. The truck driver lost control, crossed the centerline and crashed into both vehicles.
I want to extend my sympathy to the families of the crash victims and the victims themselves for this terrible tragedy.
Pedestrian Killed Along Poorly Lit Road in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. A suspected homeless person was killed August 8 in Sacramento after being struck by a tractor trailer.
I wish to extend my sympathy to the friends and family of the pedestrian who died in the accident.
How to Avoid Accidents With Big Trucks in Santa Barbara
I’m Ed Smith, a Santa Barbara truck accident lawyer. Collisions between motor vehicles and big trucks cause serious injuries and deaths every year. Learning how to avoid crashes for both drivers of big trucks and drivers of motor vehicles can help make the roads safer for everyone.