Articles Posted in Truck Accidents

Making a Claim When You’re Injured by an Amazon Truck

The number of accidents caused by Amazon truck drivers has escalated since the company started delivering packages themselves. Prior to this, Amazon used the services of existing truck companies such as UPS and FedEx. Now, deliveries are made by both Flex drivers using their own vehicles or those using third-party company trucks. Generally, delivery accidents are linked to grueling schedules and lack of driver experience. The two are somewhat interlinked since Amazon is known for quick delivery above all else. Let’s look at the way injured parties file to recover damages linked to accidents and how compensation is received.

Truck Carrying Chickens Overturns on Jackson Road

A truck carrying 6,000 chickens flipped onto its side on Dillard and Jackson roads in Sacramento County on January 8, 2020. According to reports, the chickens were housed in cages on the back of a flat-bed truck when the big rig tried to make a left-hand turn. The truck driver reported that he felt the load shift as he was making the turn prior to its tipping over. According to police, the driver was not speeding when the accident happened and turned appropriately on a green light at the intersection. The driver was reported to have suffered only minor injuries. Tow trucks were needed to remove the big rig, and traffic was blocked for several hours. One tow truck’s cable snapped during removal efforts. Some of the chickens were killed in the accident while others either remained unharmed or escaped into the wild. A local animal sanctuary, Harvest Home, has volunteered to find homes for the escaped chickens.

Accident Injuries Involving Dump Truck in Orangevale

An accident injury was reported on December 31 in Orangevale, which involved a dump truck and sedan. The accident occurred around 9:13 in the morning at the intersection of Pershing Avenue and Madison Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) police report. Following the collision, which involved a Toyota Corolla and Sacramento County dump truck, the Sacramento County Roads supervisor arrived at the scene in addition to emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department. Madison Avenue was closed at Walnut Avenue and was expected to remain shut down for at least an hour while both vehicles were removed. 

Lakehead Trucking Crash Results in Major Injuries and Fatally Injures Dog

According to Shasta California Highway Patrol (CHP), an accident near the small community of Lakehead left one person with major injuries on Monday, December 16, 2019. In addition to the severely injured man, a dog inside one of the vehicles at the time of the crash was fatally injured during the incident. Reports indicated that the accident happened in the morning on an area highway during sunny weather conditions and involved two vehicles, including a van and a large commercial truck. CHP says that this Lakehead trucking crash is currently being investigated.

Head-On Trucking Collision Near Ukiah Injures One

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, a semi-truck collision near Ukiah left one person with major injuries. According to police, the crash happened at night and on a local highway and required an emergency extrication. California Highway Patrol (CHP) has indicated that a full accident investigation is currently underway.

Man Killed in Truck Accident Near Fresno County

A man was killed in a truck accident near Reedley in Fresno County on the afternoon of December 5, 2019. The crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Adams Avenue and Reed Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a truck driver reportedly pulled out to make a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming Ford Bronco driven by a 57-year-old man. The front of the Ford collided with the right side of the Freightliner semi-truck. The driver of the big rig, identified as a 45-year-old Coarsegold man, was uninjured in the collision. The Ford driver was transported to the hospital, where he later passed away. Officials have not yet released his identity due to pending notification of next-of-kin.

American Canyon Man Hospitalized After Truck Accident

An American Canyon man was hospitalized along with two other people following a crash that happened on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. According to information from California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash involved three vehicles, including two sedans and a 60-foot-long semi-truck. The conditions of the injured individuals had not yet been updated by medical officials, but all three were expected to survive their injuries. The crash is currently being investigated by CHP.

Big Rig Accident Kills a Man and Woman on Jackson Highway

Two people died on December 3 when their vehicle crashed with a big rig along Jackson Highway. The accident occurred around 10:19 in the morning close to Sloughhouse Road, according to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Witnesses said that a Honda sedan turned onto Jackson Highway from Eagles Nest Road as the tractor-trailer was moving east. The big rig crashed into the driver’s side of the Honda, which shoved it across Jackson Highway and off the roadway. The smaller vehicle ended up on the shoulder of the road, and both the female driver and a male passenger died in the crash. The semi driver was uninjured in the collision. The names of those who were killed have not yet been released, pending notification of family by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Truck Accidents in Fairfield

Fairfield is a bustling city, the largest city in Solano, houses the county government, and serves as the Sacramento Valley’s gateway to the Bay Area. All of this means that Fairfield is often full of both commuter and local vehicle traffic. Residents know that local roads can get hectic, and, unfortunately, this means a high rate of vehicle accidents. Some of the most dangerous accidents that can happen are those that involve large commercial vehicles. Tractor-trailers present a serious risk to passenger vehicles and are a common sight on Fairfield roads. Those who want to stay safe while driving in the area may be interested in these statistics on truck accidents in Fairfield.

Statistics on Butte County Truck Accidents

Oroville and nearby areas are often thought of as relatively quiet and peaceful. With low populations and lots of space, many are surprised to learn that many serious accidents take place on local roads and highways. Because of the high amount of agricultural activity in the area and the fact that multiple major highways run through Butte County, local roads have seen their fair share of collisions, especially crashes involving large commercial vehicles. If you live in Oroville or a nearby area, you might be interested in reading the following data about Butte County truck accidents.