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People Scrambled to Pick Up Loose Cash off the Freeway  

The weather forecast in California can be unpredictable. It was raining recently, but instead of water, it was cash. Money rained down on Interstate 5 after two money bags fell out of an armored truck Friday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the freeway was completely shut down when drivers got out of their vehicles to scoop up fistfuls of the bills, mainly $1 and $20.

Accident on Northbound S.R. 99 Involves Big Rig and Motor Vehicle

A big rig collision with a motor vehicle that caused an injury occurred in Elk Grove on November 11. The accident happened along northbound S.R. 99 just south of Elk Grove Boulevard at around 5:32 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that it involved a big rig and a Mercedes. 

Friday Afternoon Accident Shuts Major Highway

On Friday, November 5, 2021, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) made the decision to keep busy Highway 37 closed in both directions for several hours after an accident that involved big rigs and passenger vehicles. The highway connects Sonoma County to Vallejo and Napa and is heavily trafficked by both truck drivers and private commuters. Its closure created a significant headache for many travelers on Friday afternoon. At least one person sustained major injuries in the crash. 

Highest Number of Traffic Deaths Since 2006

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which operates under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), just released its early estimate of traffic fatalities for the period of January through June of 2021. The numbers reveal the biggest six-month increase that has ever been recorded in the history of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). The estimate of those who died on U.S. roads during that time is 20,160, the largest number of projected deaths in that same time frame since 2006. It represents an 18% increase from the same six-month period in 2020. 

Traffic Stalled on U.S. 50 by Collision Involving a Jackknifed Big Rig

A multiple-vehicle accident along a Sacramento freeway caused problems for motorists on November 1. The incident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the collision occurred around 12:11 p.m. along westbound U.S. 50 just east of the Stockton Boulevard off-ramp. It involved a three-axle big rig hauling a bobcat, a pickup truck pulling a boat, and possibly a passenger vehicle. 

U.S. 50 Accident in Sacramento Involves Collision With Big Rig

A big rig accident with a passenger vehicle resulted in a minor injury in Sacramento recently. The collision occurred near Rosemont around 5:57 a.m. on westbound U.S. 50 at the Watt Avenue off-ramp. According to the accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the big rig ended up on the shoulder of the road, and the Mercedes involved in the accident was in the center divider. A minor injury was reported in the crash, which is under investigation by the CHP to determine fault.

Settlement Reached in T-Bone Accident in Carson, California

An out-of-court settlement of $2 million in a T-bone accident was recently awarded in a case involving two trucks. The truck driver who filed the claim was injured in the T-bone accident when his vehicle was side slammed by another truck in Carson, California. As a result of the broadside accident, the plaintiff suffered herniated cervical discs that required surgical repair.

Shortage Of Truckers Causing Problems for Americans

Having good, competent truck drivers is essential to our nation’s economy because most of the goods we eat are transported by truckers on our highways. However, our country is currently facing a truck driver shortage. It is one of the biggest concerns for the trucking industry.

Big Rig Hits Passenger Vehicle and Continues on Without Stopping

A hit-and-run collision occurred on southbound I-5 in Sacramento on October 24 that resulted in injuries to one person. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as happening around 9:26 a.m. along the southbound side of the highway just north of the eastbound Florin Road on-ramp. The two-vehicle crash involved a black Mercedes and a big rig. 

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