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Interstate 5 Accident Near Q Street Involves Big Rig

An interstate accident involving a big rig occurred on March 15 in Sacramento, causing delays. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) accident report said the collision occurred in the Florin area during the morning along Interstate 5 near Q Street. The accident involved two motor vehicles and a tractor-trailer, causing a backup as far as Natomas

Big Rigs Collide and Close Eastbound I-80 Freeway

A freeway crash in Truckee on March 15 involved multiple big rigs during the early hours, which snow may have contributed to. The accident occurred along eastbound I-80 near the junction with Highway 89 around 3:00 a.m. It had been snowing and the roadway was wet, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Minor injuries were reported. 

Fatal Accident Reported at the I-5/CA 170 Interchange

A big rig crash with a van in Sun Valley recently caused two fatalities. The accident occurred along southbound Interstate 5, where it connects with California 170, shortly after 5:00 a.m. when the big rig crashed with a disabled van stuck in the lanes, according to the incident log by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A fire resulted from the collision, and firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish the blazing van. 

State Route 70 Truck Crash Involves Six Other Vehicles

A truck crash near Yuba City occurred on March 1 involving six other vehicles. The collision occurred along northbound State Route 70 at the Feather River Boulevard on-ramp around 8:16 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) accident report. The semi involved was an empty 25-foot FedEx truck. 

Accident Involving Big Rig Occurs on State Route 267

A big rig accident occurred with another vehicle that was reported southeast of Truckee on February 23 as snow continued to fall in the area. The collision occurred along State Route 267 at Mt. Watson Road shortly after 8:00 a.m. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the incident involved a semi and a GMC, blocking the roadway. Injuries in the collision were not reported as of the time of this report. The accident is being investigated by the CHP to identify how it occurred. 

Semi Accident on Old River Road Involves Injury

A serious semi accident occurred in West Sacramento on February 20 that involved a big rig and a piece of farm equipment similar to a tractor. The crash occurred along Old River Road just south of County Road 118 around 4:03 p.m. blocking the roadway. The accident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the semi went down an embankment. 

Vehicle Crashes With Semi at Estrella Place Intersection

A semi collision with a Honda Civic was reported west of Davis on February 22. The accident happened at the intersection of Estrella Place at County Road 31 around 12:57 p.m. The accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the semi was overturned in a ditch. 

West Side Freeway Multiple-Vehicle Accident Injures Minor

A Sacramento multiple-vehicle accident involving a semi occurred recently on the West Side Freeway, which sent an injured minor to the hospital. The collision happened along the southbound side of I-5 at the Q Street off-ramp around 3:09 p.m. between three sedans and a semi. When officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived, they discovered all of the vehicles on the right-hand side of the highway. 

Railroad Trestle on Highway 70 Site of Stuck Big Rig

A big rig became jammed underneath a railroad trestle in Marysville on February 13, but it isn’t the first time this type of accident has been reported. The crossing is located at the Binney Junction of Highway 70, where the tractor-trailer became lodged. The California Union Pacific had to send out structural engineers to examine the bridge before the semi could be safely removed. Due to the accident, a stretch of Highway 70 was shut down between E. 12th and 18th streets. There is a sign posted saying that the height clearance of the bridge is 14’1”, but apparently not all truckers are aware of it until it’s too late. 

Rollover Big Rig Accident Occurs on SR 160

A big rig accident in Rio Vista caused minor injuries to the driver when his tractor-tailer overturned. The collision occurred around 9:35 a.m. along northbound State Route 160 at West Sherman. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the overturned rig blocked the northbound lane, and fuel leaked from the vehicle. 

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