Articles Posted in Truck Accidents

Major Injury Accident In Isleton

A major injury accident occurred along Highway 12 in Isleton on August 12 when several big rigs collided. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened at about 7:20 in the morning along the westbound side of the highway between Terminous Road and Jackson Slough Road near Rio Vista. The man injured in the accident had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Rio Vista Fire Department. He was airlifted to a hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Both sides of the highway were closed to traffic due to the collision and weren’t expected to reopen until after 11:00 a.m.

Sacramento Truck Rollover Accident Spills Load of Milk

A tanker truck that was transporting milk experienced a rollover accident in South Sacramento recently, spilling most of its contents. The incident resulted in the closure of East Stockton Boulevard northbound, which is near Mack Road, to traffic. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened shortly after 8:00 a.m. near the Highway 99 ramps. A heavy-duty tow truck was summoned to the scene to upright the truck. It took about two and a half hours for the South Sacramento road to reopen. 

Woman Killed in Madera County Truck Accident

A woman was killed in a Madera County truck accident on the morning of July 30, 2019. The crash occurred shortly after 11:40 a.m. along Oregon Avenue in the vicinity of Road 28 1/2. A GMC SUV driven by a 59-year-old Los Banos woman was involved in a collision with a Peterbilt big rig. The crash caused significant damage to the passenger side of the SUV. Sadly, an 82-year-old Los Banos woman riding in the SUV suffered fatal injuries at the scene. Her identity has been withheld until her family members have been notified. I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the family of the woman who lost her life in this tragic crash.

Sacramento Multiple Big Rig Collision

A multiple big rig collision in Sacramento resulted in major injuries on July 23. The accident, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), happened at around 11:15 in the morning in the Natomas area along northbound Interstate 5 near Arena Boulevard. The CHP reported that three big rigs were involved in the accident, along with another unidentified vehicle. It was noted in the logbook maintained by the CHP that the driver of one semi was speeding and attempting to make an unsafe lane change before the collision. Major injuries were reported in the crash, and at least one person was transported to a hospital for further treatment. Tow trucks removed the vehicles from the accident site. The accident is under investigation by authorities to determine its cause and to assign fault.

Pedestrian Fatality Involving Tractor Trailer

A pedestrian fatality occurred in the vicinity of 5th & Market and resulted in the death of a man on July 18 at 9:52 a.m. The driver of a tractor-trailer, who caused the crash, did not stop at the site of the accident. By 9:51 a.m., the trucker was located at Broadway near Front Street. He is identified as Oscar Matus, a 65-year-old resident of Lathrop. Matus was arrested by the San Francisco Police and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and vehicular manslaughter. Police are questioning witnesses and checking surveillance video in the area. Matus is an employee of Terraba Trucking of Stockton and is said to be cooperating with the police. The coroner identified the pedestrian killed in the fatal accident as Michael Evans, a 54-year-old Stockton resident. Evans was pronounced dead at a local medical facility. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Michael Evans.

Sacramento Truck Accident Injures Two

A Sacramento truck accident involving a big rig and several vehicles caused serious injuries on July 17, shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision occurred along northbound State Route 51 at the Watt Avenue off-ramp just south of Fulton Avenue. The crash resulted in a vehicle rollover and an override accident. Several parties injured in the Sacramento truck accident were transported to UC Davis Medical Center. 

Trucker Loses Life in Santa Clarita Truck Crash

A truck crash on Interstate 5 on July 17 near Santa Clarita resulted in the death of one person and critically injured another. The crash occurred at about 11:45 p.m. in the truck route lane along I-5 south near the I-210 Freeway connector. According to authorities, the truck crash happened when the big rig drifted to one side and hit a bank of attenuator barrels on the shoulder of the road. The semi then hit a guardrail and crashed into a bridge pillar made of concrete. The intensity of the crash caused the truck’s cargo to fall onto the highway. Due to cleanup efforts, a SigAlert was issued for all southbound traffic for four hours. The truck lanes were closed until 7:00 a.m. 

Sacramento Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Major Injury

A Sacramento County major injury was reported on July 16 in Elk Grove. A multi-vehicle crash that happened along I-5, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), involved six vehicles. They were heading northbound on the highway when the collision occurred at around 7:00 a.m. just north of the Laguna Boulevard off-ramp. Two semi-trucks were involved, and it was reported that one of the big rigs may have been the cause of the collision. At least one major injury was reported when one person suffered head and neck trauma from the accident. Two people were transported to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center on Bruceville Road for treatment and further evaluation.

Fairfield Truck Accident Causes Chemical Spill

On Friday, July 12, 2019, an auto accident involving a large commercial truck caused a chemical spill in Fairfield. The accident happened at a major intersection on the south side of the city and involved two vehicles, including a large truck carrying heavy equipment. Thankfully, no injuries resulting from this auto accident have been reported, and authorities stated that the collision did not pose any threat to the environment or private property.

Tractor-Trailer Accident on U.S 50 

An accident involving a tractor-trailer and several other vehicles occurred in West Sacramento on July 17. The collision was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) at 7:42 a.m. along eastbound U.S. 50 and the Jefferson Boulevard on-ramp. The accident occurred on the bridge just west of the Highway 5 split. The tractor-trailer accident blocked the two right lanes. Two other vehicles were involved and identified as a light-colored SUV and a black Ford Focus. Emergency medical personnel were summoned to the crash site to treat injured individuals.