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Statistics on Truck Accidents in Mendocino County

Mendocino County is a beautiful place with lots to offer its residents. With plenty of small farms and access to incredible beaches and natural scenery, it’s easy to see why it’s such a great area to live in. However, as with any area, Mendocino has its fair share of accidents, and because of agricultural activity in the region, many of these accidents involve large trucks. While it’s impossible to predict an accident, local drivers can improve their roadway safety by learning about how truck accidents in Mendocino County tend to happen.

Two Dump Trucks Involved in Antelope Accident

An Antelope dump truck accident on June 29 occurred at the intersection of Elkhorn Boulevard and Sprig Drive at around 1:47 in the afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident involved two dump trucks. Metro Fire was called in to evaluate the situation. Police reports indicate that one of the dump trucks hit the other. Some bystanders said that the Antelope dump truck accident involved a rear-end collision. The collision occurred just before the intersection, and because of the size and damage to the vehicles, westbound traffic on Elkhorn Boulevard was restricted to one lane. Tow trucks were called to the scene to remove the trucks. No injuries have been reported at this time. 

Northbound State Route 99 Crash in Elk Grove

A tanker truck crash with a sedan occurred in Elk Grove on June 5 that caused major damage to both vehicles. The accident happened around 5:46 in the morning. It occurred along northbound State Route 99, south of the Grant Line Road exit ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). At the time of this report, it wasn’t revealed whether anyone was injured in the crash.

Accident Near Twin Cities Road on I-5 Reported by Caltrans

A jackknifed truck stalled traffic along Sacramento’s Interstate 5 on May 30. Caltrans officials reported the accident on Twitter at about 4:00 in the afternoon, saying that the accident occurred near Twin Cities Road and blocked both lanes of the roadway. No additional information was released about the crash. Motorists were advised to use Highway 99 as an alternate route to avoid the traffic congestion. Roadways were reopened around 6:30 p.m. 

Traffic Blocked in Sacramento After Tanker Truck Overturns

A tractor-trailer hauling a tanker overturned along U.S. 50 westbound on May 19, which caused lanes to backup. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident happened at around 1:41 in the afternoon near the northbound Howe Avenue entrance ramp. Two of the lanes westbound were blocked by the accident and traffic backed up to Watt Avenue. The Howe Avenue entrance ramp to the highway was shut down also as responders with the Sacramento Fire Department cleared the scene.

Semi-Truck Rollover in Eureka

On Monday, May 18, 2020, a semi-truck rollover in Eureka left one person with moderate injuries. This accident marks the second time in a week that a big-rig carrying a full load of peat moss overturned on a city road in Eureka at the same intersection. The injured truck driver was reportedly hospitalized following the crash but was expected to fully recover from his injuries. The cause of this accident is being investigated at this time.

Emergency Extrication after Downtown Eureka Crash

An emergency extrication was required after a downtown Eureka crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. According to reports from the Humboldt Bay Fire Department (HBFD), the driver of the truck suffered injuries as a result of the accident. Eureka Police Department (EPD) indicated that no other vehicles were involved in the crash and that no other individuals suffered injuries.

Driver of Passenger Vehicle Suffers Major Injuries

A big rig crash on Highway 50 ended in major injuries for a driver of a motor vehicle. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the truck was traveling westbound on Highway 50 near Howe Avenue at about 2:30 in the early morning hours when a car hit it head-on. The car was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes. The impact caused the trailer to roll over into the eastbound lanes after the truck hit the center divider.

Caltrans Truck in Accident on I-5 at J Street Exit Ramp

Two big trucks were involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle in Sacramento on April 22. The collision occurred along Interstate 5 northbound at the J Street exit ramp at around 10:47 a.m. and was reported to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) by a passerby. The accident reportedly involved a Caltrans truck, a semi and a dark-green Honda. The large truck accident created a traffic hazard for the number one and number two lanes of the highway for a time as it was investigated by the CHP. The big rig did not stay at the location but pulled off into a truck stop further ahead. The cause of the collision has not yet been reported.

Semi Truck Crash in Clearlake Causes Injuries

A semi-truck crash in Clearlake caused major injuries on Sunday, April 12, 2020. The driver of the truck, reportedly a 38-year-old man from the community of Fortuna, was left with major injuries. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), his vehicle also spilled a large amount of milk into Clear Lake as a result of the accident. The incident remains under an official investigation at this time.

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