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Injuries Occur in Lincoln Collision Between Two Dump Trucks

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June 28, 2024
Edward Smith

Dump Trucks Collide in Lincoln Collision Near Railroad Marking 164

Two dump trucks and a pickup were involved in a Lincoln collision on June 27, which sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened on Sheridan Lincoln Boulevard near railroad marking 164 around 4:37 a.m. The Lincoln accident blocked the northbound lane and spread debris in the opposing direction, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident report. 

Two Possible Injuries Occur in Lincoln Collision

Two dump truck drivers left the site of the Lincoln collision before authorities arrived to go to a hospital. They were reported at Sutter Roseville Medical Center later. The two dump trucks, carrying fully loaded 40,000-pound loads, had to be towed from the scene. The CHP traffic crash unit is investigating to determine the fault in the crash and how it happened.

Types of Big Truck Collisions

The significant size and weight difference between big rigs and passenger vehicles cause them to handle differently, require more stopping distance, and demand greater maneuvering skills. In a semi-truck collision, the following factors often contribute to the crash:

  • Jackknifing: Jackknifing occurs when a truck’s cab moves more slowly than its trailer, causing the trailer to swing out to the side and potentially damage other vehicles.
  • Blind spots: The extensive blind spots around big rigs can result in collisions with other vehicles.
  • Inexperience: Operating a big rig is considerably more difficult than driving a passenger vehicle. Due to driver shortages, some companies hire inexperienced truckers, which can lead to semi-truck accidents.
  • Violation of state and federal regulations: Laws dictate the hours a big rig driver can operate and when they must take rest breaks. A logging device records these hours to ensure compliance.
  • Poorly loaded cargo: Overloading or improperly loading cargo into a trailer can result in a rollover crash, endangering other motorists.
  • Override/underride accidents: This type of accident occurs when a truck suddenly stops or is speeding, causing it to ride over or under another vehicle.

Compensation Recovery After a Collision With a Big Truck

In our years of serving Northern California, we have successfully secured compensation for numerous clients injured in semi or dump truck accidents. We meticulously gather evidence to establish liability and strive to obtain the compensation our clients rightfully deserve.

Whether you are a truck driver yourself or were in a passenger vehicle, on a bicycle or motorcycle or on foot, if a big rig caused your injuries, you have the right to recover compensation. An injury lawyer can help you recover compensation such as the following:

  • The cost of all of your medical bills that arise as a result of your Lincoln collision are recoverable.
  • Wages you lose because you cannot work can be recovered, including any benefits you receive.
  • Compensation is awarded for your physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Watch the video below as accident attorney Ed Smith offers essential tips on selecting the right lawyer:

California Truck Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, and I’m a California truck accident attorney. If you’ve suffered an injury or tragically lost a loved one due to a negligent truck driver, feel free to reach out to our experienced injury attorneys for complimentary, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also contact us online.

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