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Sacramento Big Rig Accident

Sacramento Big Rig Accident

Sacramento Big Rig Accident – Commuters on I-50 near 48th Street were stalled in traffic after a fiery early morning big rig accident on the eastbound portion of the highway on October 3, 2018. As the truck burst into flames, three lanes were shut down and firefighters fought to clean up a fuel spill on the roadway to get the fire under control. Traffic was backed up for about one mile as commuters waited for the cleanup.

Details of the Sacramento Big Rig Accident

Stockton Truck Accident Fatally Injures Driver

Stockton Truck Accident Fatally Injures Driver

Stockton Truck Accident Fatally Injures Driver — A truck accident in rural east Stockton claimed the life of a passenger vehicle driver on September 21, 2018. The accident occurred along eastbound Highway 4 in the vicinity of Hollenbeck Road shortly after 9:00 p.m. A driver of a Freightliner tractor-trailer had reportedly pulled onto the shoulder of the roadway as an attempt to make a U-turn. While doing so, an oncoming BMW was unable to stop in time and struck the side of the second trailer of the Freightliner. Emergency personnel responding to the scene pronounced the BMW driver deceased at the scene. The victim’s identity has been withheld pending family notification.

I would like to express my sympathy to the friends and family of the victim of this traumatic accident while they are mourning the loss of their loved one.

Oroville Truck Accident Damages Bridge

Oroville Truck Accident Damages Bridge

Oroville Truck Accident Damages BridgeCalifornia Highway Patrol (CHP) officials reported that a collision took place near Oroville on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The accident occurred along State Route 162 at the Butte City Bridge to the east of Oroville. Reports stated that the crash involved a large, commercial truck that had been hauling a backhoe as its cargo. The accident left serious structural damage to the bridge, leaving it unfit for traffic. Officials from Caltrans District 3 stated that the bridge over the Sacramento River in Glenn County was set to be re-opened for vehicle use on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Crash Details

Truck Accident Abdominal Injuries

Truck Accident Abdominal Injuries

Truck Accident Abdominal Injuries – When a truck accident occurs, there are many types of injuries that someone could sustain. A truck accident causing abdominal traumatic injuries should not be overlooked because of the severe consequences that might result. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)recently released some statistics that everyone should take note of. These include:

  • About one out of every five truck drivers had difficulty navigating a new route.

Sacramento Box Truck Accident

Sacramento Box Truck Accident

Sacramento Box Truck Accident – A box truck accident involving a minivan happened recently along Interstate 80 in Sacramento and resulted in injuries. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Sacramento firefighters, along with paramedics, arrived at the scene to help. The accident will be investigated by the CHP to establish why the collision happened and place responsibility.

Sacramento Box Truck Accident Details

Commercial Truck Accident Claim

commercial truck accident claim

Commercial Truck Accident Claim – A commercial truck accident claim often includes severe injuries when the collision involves smaller vehicles. In a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2016, 4,213 people died in crashes with large trucks, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. Although measures have been put in place to try to reduce the number of accidents and resulting injuries and fatalities, it is still a problem along the nation’s roadways.

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Causes Diesel Spill Near Manteca

Truck Accident Causes Diesel Spill Near Manteca

Truck Accident Causes Diesel Spill Near Manteca. A truck accident along Highway 99 in Manteca resulted in a 12-hour road closure on September 6, 2018. A large truck was traveling southbound along Highway 99 in the vicinity of Yosemite Avenue when the truck crashed through a guardrail. The big rig continued and came to a rest along the southbound offramp of Yosemite Avenue shortly after 3:00 a.m. Emergency personnel from the Manteca Fire Department responded to the accident, extricated the trucker out of the mangled cab and transported him to an area hospital for treatment of major injuries. Hazardous material crews were also called to the scene to clear the area of spilled diesel fuel which took nearly 12 hours to complete. Authorities indicated that no other parties were involved in the crash.

Investigation

Three Injured in Merced County Truck Accident

Three Injured in Merced County Truck Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced truck accident lawyer. A truck accident occurred west of Los Banos on August 17th and left a man and two teenagers with severe injuries. A 33-year-old Fresno man was driving a 2010 Volvo big rig while hauling a container trailer along Highway 152 in the vicinity of Volta Road at approximately 4:08 a.m. The trucker reportedly fell asleep while behind the wheel, causing the Volvo to drift out of the traffic lanes and into the center median. The trucker woke up and attempted to correct the big rig, however, it was too late as the big truck slid across the roadway and overturned on its left side. Emergency responders at the scene transported the truck driver via medical helicopter to the Memorial North Hospital in Modesto for treatment of major injuries. The two passengers of the big rig, identified as 14-year-old and 16-year-old males, were taken to the Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera to be treated for unknown injuries. Authorities have not yet publicly released an update on the conditions of the three parties involved in the truck accident.

Accident Details 

Semi Collides With Sedan

Semi Collides With Sedan

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova truck accident lawyer. On August 13, a semi was involved in a collision with a small sedan along westbound U.S. Route 50 in the early afternoon. Unknown injuries were reported as a result of the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and Metro Fire personnel were called in to evaluate the condition of those who were injured. It is unknown at this time whether those injured in the accident were treated at the scene or taken to a hospital for further care.

Details of the Accident

Dump Truck Hits Pickup, Trapping Driver

Dump Truck Collides With Pickup Trapping Driver
Dump Truck Hits Pickup, Trapping Driver. A morning collision on August 10, 2018, between a pickup truck and a dump truck at an intersection along Florin Road resulted in an injury when the vehicles collided in South Sacramento. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver of the pickup was trapped inside the vehicle, and the Sacramento Fire Department had to be called in to free the injured driver. The accident will be investigated by the CHP to determine fault.

Accident Details

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