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I-80 Collision Occurs When Big Rig Jackknifes

A jackknife accident near Roseville on February 25 happened along the interstate during the early hours of the morning. The accident happened at about 2:00 in the morning along Interstate 80 when the driver, for unknown reasons, experienced a jackknife close to the off-ramp for Douglas Boulevard. The big rig was significantly damaged, and debris was scattered all over the roadway. 

Siskiyou Trucking Crash Results in Fatal Injuries

On Monday, February 22, 2021, one person tragically lost his life during a Siskiyou trucking crash. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the collision involved a pickup truck as well as a big-rig and happened at night on a highway outside of the city of Weed. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is withholding the decedent’s name but have identified him as a 27-year-old man from Chico. The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Injuries Suffered During Vallejo Big-Rig Crash

At least one person sustained serious injuries during a Vallejo big-rig crash on Friday, February 19, 2021. Police report that the accident happened in the morning and involved a big-rig as well as at least one other vehicle. The number of injured parties has not yet been reported and the cause of this incident is under an active California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation.

Sunrise Boulevard Crash Blocks Southbound Traffic

A big rig collision that resulted in a dangerous fuel leak occurred in Rancho Cordova on February 16. The accident happened on Sunrise Boulevard near Highway 16 at around 9:15 in the morning. According to authorities with the Rancho Cordova Police Department, all the lanes heading southbound on Sunrise Boulevard from Kiefer Boulevard were shut down due to the accident. 

Major Trauma Suffered During Truckee Big-Rig Crash

At least one person suffered serious trauma during a Truckee big-rig crash on Friday, February 12, 2021. The accident happened late at night and, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP), involved three vehicles in addition to the semi truck. The number of people who sustained injuries wasn’t reported, and accident response was underway at the time of reporting.

Accident on Interstate 5 Involves Semi That Leaves the Scene

A semi crash with a passenger vehicle ended up as a hit-and-run with injuries in downtown Sacramento on February 11. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the big rig continued on after the crash, leaving the passenger vehicle, which was a Chevy Camaro, with at least one injured person inside. The accident happened on northbound I-5 just south of the J Street off-ramp in the downtown area around 9:21 in the morning. 

A Giant on the Highway – the Logging Truck

Our Northern California highways are high-traveled trucking routes.  We share our lanes with a large number of big rigs and semi-trucks and trailers.  Logging trucks stand out as impressive even among the other behemoths barrelling down the freeway.  You may wonder a few things upon seeing an 80,000+ pound logging truck, but first and foremost may be – are those logs secure? A collision between a passenger vehicle and any large commercial truck can be catastrophic.  Add an immense load of lumber, and the danger increases exponentially.

Interstate 5 Crash Involves Tractor-Trailer and Passenger Vehicle

A tractor-trailer collision with a motor vehicle occurred in Sacramento on February 6 near the airport. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the crash occurred around 1:00 p.m. along northbound Interstate 5 near the Airport Boulevard off-ramp. At the time of this report, no information had been released by authorities on injuries that occurred. The CHP is investigating the two-vehicle accident to find out why it happened and to place fault.

Interstate 5 Accident May Have Been Weather-Related

A big rig collision occurred in Sacramento near the airport on February 6 when two other vehicles spun out. The crash was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) along northbound I-5 just south of the Airport Boulevard off-ramp around 7:46 in the evening. The accident involved a Chevy Cruz and a Ford pickup that both lost control.

Early Morning Fairfield Truck Accident Results in Injuries

On Friday, February 5, 2021, a very early morning Fairfield truck accident left at least a single person with serious injuries requiring medical care. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the incident happened in the very early morning and involved a big-rig in addition to a passenger vehicle. The number of individuals who suffered injuries was not reported, and an investigation of this traumatic truck accident is underway.

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