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Driver Seriously Injured After Big Rig Overturns on Highway 101

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, one person sustained severe injuries during a truck accident on Highway 101 on the southern end of Eureka. California Highway Patrol (CHP) initially believed the accident may have involved a second automobile but later reported it as a solo-vehicle collision. Additionally, no other individuals sustained injuries during this incident. The cause of the crash remains under official investigation.

Accident on El Centro Road Leaves Pedestrian Injured

A pedestrian injury occurred in Sacramento on October 11 when a man was struck by a white semi, which left the scene. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the accident occurred at a truck stop on El Centro Road around 8:02 in the evening. An officer with the CHP said the driver of the semi possibly didn’t know he had struck the pedestrian. However, it was reported as a hit-and-run with injuries.

Fiery Big-Rig Crash on Highway 20 Causes Severe Trauma

On Monday, October 5, 2020, one individual suffered major trauma during a big-rig crash on Highway 20 near Clearlake. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident involved two vehicles and started a small wildfire. Updates on the health condition of the injured individual have not yet been reported. Additionally, the cause of the collision currently remains under CHP investigation.

Accident on Eastbound I-80 Causes Injury in Truck Underride 

An underride accident with a big rig occurred in Sacramento on September 28 that injured a sedan driver. The collision occurred around 3:42 in the afternoon along eastbound I-80 just west of the West El Camino Avenue entrance ramp, according to the accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It was reported that a Nissan Altima was trapped under the trailer of a big rig. 

Frequent Causes of Fairfield Truck Accidents

Big-rigs are a common sight for residents of Fairfield. Because the city sits right on one of the country’s largest highways, there are constantly large commercial vehicles traveling through the area. While trucks may be a sign of healthy economic activity, they also pose a serious threat to area drivers. While it’s impossible to predict exactly when or where a truck accident is going to happen, there are ways to increase your knowledge about these collisions and improve your safety on local roadways. For this reason, locals may want to know about the most common causes of Fairfield truck accidents.

An I-5 Accident in Sacramento Causes Multiple Injuries and a Fatality

One driver died, and others suffered injuries on September 8 in Sacramento in a multiple-vehicle accident along Interstate 5. The nine-vehicle accident happened at the Pocket-Greenhaven area around 5:00 p.m. Officers with the South Sacramento office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that it appeared that a tractor-trailer, which was hauling plywood, plowed into the rear of a BMW and a Chrysler as well as a number of other vehicles. Officer Jim Young of the CHP said that the collision shut down the southbound lanes close to the exit for Florin Road.

Accident on Highway 50 Causes Traffic Delays for Several Hours

An overturned box truck on Highway 50 eastbound blocked traffic for several hours on September 2 in Sacramento. The incident happened near the Capital City Freeway junction at about 8:00 in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A tow truck and an ambulance were called to the scene. Despite the call for emergency health care services, there has been no statement concerning injuries at the time of this article. 

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.

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