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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.

What Factors Cause Truck Accidents In Sutter County?

According to data reported by UC Berkeley researchers, there were 5,803 traumatic auto accidents on Sutter County Roads between January 1, 2008, and January 1, 2020. Out of these 5,803 crashes, 255 involved a large commercial truck. These Sutter County truck accidents injured 355 people and cost another 24 their lives. While it’s never possible to say exactly when or where a crash will happen, you can decrease your chance of being involved in a collision by learning about how accidents typically happen in your area. For this reason, local residents may want to know what causes truck accidents in Sutter County.

Serious Red Bluff Trucking Crash

A man from the community of Cottonwood was seriously injured in Red Bluff trucking crash on Sunday, April 5, 2020. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident involved two vehicles as well as a cow that had been standing in the road. The seriously injured individual, identified as a 45-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital. However, updates on his condition have not been provided by hospital staff. The collision remains under an active CHP investigation.

Accident Near West Sacramento Involves Tractor Trailer

A multiple-vehicle collision that involved a tractor-trailer occurred along southbound Interstate 5 just over the river from West Sacramento on April 1. The accident, which resulted in injuries, occurred around 6:33 p.m. just north of the J Street exit ramp. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that it involved a tractor-trailer, a Ford F-150 hauling a forklift on a trailer, an Acura Integra, Honda Civic and other vehicles. The collision, which resulted in multiple lanes that were blocked, was compounded by another accident in the number three lane when an additional vehicle struck the tractor-trailer. Some of the vehicles had to be removed by tow trucks, but the semi was drivable. The CHP is conducting an investigation into the multiple-vehicle collision to discover how it occurred and assign fault.

Statistics on Trucking Accidents in Eureka

Trucks are a major part of the California economy, and most communities rely heavily on big-rigs to supply them with food and essentials. For this reason, there are plenty of large trucks on local roads. As the seat of Humboldt County and the largest city in the region, Eureka has plenty of big-rigs coming and going through the area every day. While it’s not possible to say exactly when or where an accident will take place, you can improve your safety by learning about how collisions happen in your area. Those who spend time on local roads may be interested in these statistics on trucking accidents in Eureka.

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