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Truck Accident on Interstate 5 Causes Neck Injury

A truck accident on Interstate 5 just south of the Seamas Avenue off-ramp resulted in what may prove to be an injury to the neck for one individual. The incident, which took place in a busy area just south of the Sacramento Zoo, occurred at 4:22 p.m. on October 11. The accident involved a Chevy truck and a Dodge Charger, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Pickup Pulling Recreational Vehicle Overturns on I-5

A pickup pulling a recreational vehicle overturned along Interstate 5 on October 6, which resulted in injuries and interfered with traffic. According to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened along the southbound side of the interstate close to Sutterville Road at about 1:30 in the afternoon. The vehicle ended up overturned on the shoulder of the right-hand side of the freeway, blocking numerous lanes. Passersby stopped to try and extricate the driver and passengers from the vehicle. At least one person was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. A tow truck was required to remove the vehicle. The CHP is investigating to determine what caused the accident.

Trucker Suffers Serious Trauma During Suisun Rollover

One person was left with major injuries during a Suisun rollover that happened on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that this accident only involved a single vehicle, a large commercial tractor-trailer. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly the only person who suffered injuries during this accident. Additionally, CHP says that their investigators are currently trying to determine what caused the collision to take place.

Big Rig Carrying 20,000 Pounds of Cheese Crashes Near Galt

A big rig accident took place along northbound Interstate 5 on September 25 near Galt after the driver lost control. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the accident happened between Twin Cities and Hood Franklin Roads shortly before 12:30 in the afternoon. The big rig, carrying around 20,000 pounds of cheese, flipped in the northbound lanes for unknown reasons. The accident is under investigation by the CHP to determine why it happened.

Unsecured Load Blocks Traffic in Citrus Heights

An unsecured load caused a section of a house being transported by a tractor-trailer to crash onto a Citrus Heights roadway on September 17. The incident happened at around 3:11 in the afternoon while the driver was attempting to enter onto Interstate 80 close to Orlando Avenue and Auburn Boulevard, according to a report by a Caltrans official. The dropped load resulted in the closure of the southbound and northbound ramps between Riverside Avenue and Auburn Boulevard but did not affect traffic along the freeway. According to Caltrans, a tow truck was dispatched to the scene to move the 15,000 pound obstruction.

Sleeping Driver Involved in Colfax Truck Accident 

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a big-rig accident took place near the community of Colfax on Monday, September 16, 2019. According to reports, the accident happened shortly after the driver of the large vehicle fell asleep. The crash only involved one vehicle with a driver and passenger as occupants. While the passenger was uninjured, the driver reportedly suffered minor trauma during the incident.

Eureka Driver, Cattle Killed in Truck Accident

California Highway Patrol (CHP) has reported that a man from Eureka lost his life during a single-vehicle truck accident that took place on Sunday, September 8, 2019. In addition to the fatally injured man, 20 cattle were killed as a result of the accident. Humboldt County authorities have not yet released the decedent’s identity and are in the process of notifying his family. This crash remains under CHP investigation.

One Injured in Chico Area Truck Accident

According to reports from California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, one individual suffered serious injuries during a collision that took place near Glenn County outside of Chico on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The collision involved a passenger vehicle as well as a large big-rig. The truck accident also reportedly caused a chemical spill that prompted a roadway shutdown. Hospital staff have reported that the injured individual is expected to live and was in stable condition on Sunday evening.

FedEx Truck Causes Pedestrian Accident in Foothill Farms

On August 27, a pedestrian accident in Foothill Farms at Roseville Road and Palm Avenue caused injuries to the walker. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a FedEx truck had struck the pedestrian shortly after 9:00 in the morning. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene and determined that the walker might have suffered a broken foot in the incident. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital for additional evaluation and treatment. The driver remained at the scene. 

Dump Truck Spills Load Along Highway 99 Due to a Collision

A two-vehicle collision along Highway 99 on August 27 caused a dump truck to overturn, spilling its load of gravel onto the highway and affecting traffic. The accident happened in Elk Grove during the morning hours, according to the California High Patrol (CHP). It occurred when the dump truck reportedly struck another vehicle. Two of the southbound lanes of the highway were shut down below the exit for Laguna Boulevard to clean up the spill and remove the vehicles. Those lanes were expected to remain closed for about two hours. In the meantime, traffic was slowed as it continued along the highway in the right lane.