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Man Killed in Truck Accident Near Fresno County

A man was killed in a truck accident near Reedley in Fresno County on the afternoon of December 5, 2019. The crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Adams Avenue and Reed Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a truck driver reportedly pulled out to make a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming Ford Bronco driven by a 57-year-old man. The front of the Ford collided with the right side of the Freightliner semi-truck. The driver of the big rig, identified as a 45-year-old Coarsegold man, was uninjured in the collision. The Ford driver was transported to the hospital, where he later passed away. Officials have not yet released his identity due to pending notification of next-of-kin.

American Canyon Man Hospitalized After Truck Accident

An American Canyon man was hospitalized along with two other people following a crash that happened on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. According to information from California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash involved three vehicles, including two sedans and a 60-foot-long semi-truck. The conditions of the injured individuals had not yet been updated by medical officials, but all three were expected to survive their injuries. The crash is currently being investigated by CHP.

Big Rig Accident Kills a Man and Woman on Jackson Highway

Two people died on December 3 when their vehicle crashed with a big rig along Jackson Highway. The accident occurred around 10:19 in the morning close to Sloughhouse Road, according to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Witnesses said that a Honda sedan turned onto Jackson Highway from Eagles Nest Road as the tractor-trailer was moving east. The big rig crashed into the driver’s side of the Honda, which shoved it across Jackson Highway and off the roadway. The smaller vehicle ended up on the shoulder of the road, and both the female driver and a male passenger died in the crash. The semi driver was uninjured in the collision. The names of those who were killed have not yet been released, pending notification of family by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Truck Accidents in Fairfield

Fairfield is a bustling city, the largest city in Solano, houses the county government, and serves as the Sacramento Valley’s gateway to the Bay Area. All of this means that Fairfield is often full of both commuter and local vehicle traffic. Residents know that local roads can get hectic, and, unfortunately, this means a high rate of vehicle accidents. Some of the most dangerous accidents that can happen are those that involve large commercial vehicles. Tractor-trailers present a serious risk to passenger vehicles and are a common sight on Fairfield roads. Those who want to stay safe while driving in the area may be interested in these statistics on truck accidents in Fairfield.

Statistics on Butte County Truck Accidents

Oroville and nearby areas are often thought of as relatively quiet and peaceful. With low populations and lots of space, many are surprised to learn that many serious accidents take place on local roads and highways. Because of the high amount of agricultural activity in the area and the fact that multiple major highways run through Butte County, local roads have seen their fair share of collisions, especially crashes involving large commercial vehicles. If you live in Oroville or a nearby area, you might be interested in reading the following data about Butte County truck accidents.

Common Truck Maintenance Issues

Truck maintenance is an incredibly important part of vehicle ownership. Neglecting truck maintenance can lead to severe accidents. For this reason, it is vital for truck owners and their drivers to make sure their vehicles are up to date on their maintenance. First, proper maintenance will reduce the amount of wear and tear on the engine, extending the life of the vehicle. Second, maintenance allows experts to identify potential issues with the truck before they start to cause serious problems, preventing costly repairs. Finally, it is better to maintain the vehicle than to watch it fall apart while in motion. If a truck starts to have issues in the middle of the road, it places everyone else in harm’s way. There are a few common truck maintenance issues that can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents.

Common Types of Catastrophic Truck Accident Injuries

All types of motor vehicle accidents are serious; however, when a semi-truck is involved, catastrophic injuries can result. When someone has been diagnosed with a catastrophic injury, they might be left unable to work. This will not only lead to a prolonged recovery process but can also leave someone wondering how they are going to provide for themselves and their family. For this reason, it is critical for everyone to seek medical care as quickly as possible. It is also important to understand a few of the common types of catastrophic truck accident injuries.

Fatal Lake County Truck Accident

On Tuesday, October 26, 2019, a fatal Lake County truck accident took place near the community of Nice. Information released by California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that the accident happened during the afternoon and left one person with fatal trauma and injured one more individual. The crash involved two vehicles, including a van and a commercial big-rig. The decedent has been identified as a 66-year-old resident of Oakley. However, his name is currently being withheld until his family is notified. The collision remains under active investigation.

Five Big Rigs Involved in Manteca Truck Accident

An accident involving big rigs occurred in Manteca on October 25 along Highway 120 that caused major injuries. The crash involved five big rigs and occurred about 7:45 in the morning near Airport Way, according to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). This accident was compounded by a second collision around 45 minutes later, which occurred along Highway 120 eastbound. In that collision, there were no injuries.

Sacramento Big Rig Rollover Causes Fuel Leak 

A big rig rollover accident happened in Sacramento on October 21 when the driver lost control and plunged off an off-ramp and down an embankment. The accident occurred as the driver was moving south on Interstate 5 and took the off-ramp exit onto Richards Boulevard southbound at about 10:00 in the morning. There were no injuries reported from the collision, and the driver was seen outside of his vehicle, inspecting the damage when officers arrived. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating to determine why the driver lost control in the big rig rollover of his truck.