Accident on I-80 Near Blue Canyon Road Involves Two Big Vehicles
An injury accident between a semi and an Amazon delivery truck occurred in Gold Run near Auburn on October 19. The crash was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) around 6:53 a.m. along westbound I-80 just west of the Blue Canyon Road off-ramp. When they arrived at the accident scene, officers discovered the semi on the right-hand side of the road and the delivery truck in the fast lane.
At Least One Person Was Injured in Semi and Delivery Van Crash
The Amazon truck driver reportedly suffered a head injury in the collision and was lying on the ground. Officials with the fire department said they had air transport on order. The Ram 3500 Amazon van was towed as evidence of the crash. The semi involved was pulling a 53-foot box trailer and fully loaded, weighing around 80,000 pounds.
Interstate Closed Down for More Than an Hour Due to Injury Accident
The last axle of the trailer had been damaged and ripped off. The interstate heading west was shut down while the site was cleared and injuries were attended to. One of the westbound lanes was reopened to traffic around 8:07 p.m.
Accidents Involving Large Vehicles May Include Multiple Liability Issues
Large vehicles such as trucks and others are often involved in an injury accident that results in serious injuries or even fatalities. When these accidents occur, there may be multiple liability issues to consider. For example, the driver of the truck may be held liable for the accident, but so could the trucking company that owns the vehicle. In some cases, manufacturers of large vehicles may also be held liable if a design or manufacturing defect is determined to have contributed to the accident.
Large Vehicles Colliding Increases the Risk of an Injury Accident
Accidents involving two large vehicles can be especially dangerous because of the amount of force that is generated. The impact of two large vehicles colliding can cause significant damage to both and the people inside them. In some cases, the force of the collision can even lead to death.
Compensation Following an Injury Accident With a Large Vehicle
If you have been injured in an accident involving a large vehicle, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options. An accident attorney can also help you pursue compensation from all responsible parties so that you can focus on your recovery. Over the years, our law firm has successfully handled many accident claims involving large commercial vehicles and can do the same for you. Because we are injury lawyers, you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case.
Auburn Personal Injury Lawyer
I am Ed Smith, an Auburn personal injury lawyer. An attorney can help determine who was at fault when large vehicles collide and injuries happen, so you can receive compensation. If you’d like some free and friendly advice, give us a call at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. A free consultation can be arranged either virtually or in-person to go over your case, discuss your options for recovering damages and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us online if that is more convenient for you.
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