Elk Grove Delivery Truck Accidents
I’m Ed Smith, a Truck Accident Lawyer in Elk Grove. A crash involving a large delivery truck and a smaller vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries and, in many cases, fatalities. In a good majority of these accidents, it’s the folks in the smaller vehicles that suffer the most harm. The accident that follows was a solo accident involving a FedEx truck.
FexEx Truck Overturns Near Elk Grove
A commercial trucking accident involving a FedEx delivery truck blocked all northbound lanes of Highway 99. The crash occurred at Dillard Road, just south of the City of Elk Grove.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. January 19, 2016. Both directions of Highway 99 were affected. The help of Hazmat teams were called in to clean up an apparent spillage of fuel on the highway.
Freeway signs alerting drivers of the accident were activated as far back as Stockton. Motorists were advised to exit at Twin Cities Road to avoid the crash. Motorists were rerouted west to Bruceville Road.
The crash tied up the freeway until about 3:30 p.m.
California Highway Patrol Performing Investigation
CHP indicated driver of Federal Express truck sustained minor injuries in this accident. Fed Ex driver is cooperating with CHP in this investigation.
Commercial Trucking Accidents
Ed Smith, is a Truck Accident Lawyer in Elk Grove. He is also the founder of the primary accident and injury information site, AutoAccident.com. He has handled many accidents involving big delivery trucks.
When someone is seriously injured in a commercial trucking accident, it is crucial that you work with a trained Trucking Accident Attorney to determine if your claim is a viable one. One of the first things a trucking accident attorney will do is subpoena trucking records. This ensures that the trucking company that hired the driver will turn over their records. Some of the records a trucking accident lawyer wants to look at is the personnel file of the involved trucker. Because it may include a past history of drug use, alcohol use and the number of hours the driver travels over the highway. Occasionally, it reveals criminal offenses of the driver.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a crash with a commercial truck, please call Ed today at (916) 694-0002. If you are located outside the 916 area, dial (800) 404-5400 toll-free for friendly, fast advice now.
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Photo Attribution: By Thomas R Machnitzki (Own work) Via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain
Source: FedEx Truck Overturns Near Elk Grove – Fox40