Mail Truck Crash Kills Sacramento Man
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident attorney. A motorist was traveling in a box truck along Interstate 680 in Danville during the early morning hours of Monday, December 19, 2016. The driver crashed into an abandoned vehicle on the right shoulder of the freeway and was transported to the hospital where he later unfortunately passed away.
A two-axle box truck was being driven by a 26-year-old man from Sacramento to deliver packages from FedEx to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The driver of the box truck crashed into an abandoned Ford minivan that was left on the right shoulder of the freeway in the vicinity of El Pintado Road. The impact of the collision caused the truck to overturn and crash into a large metal pole. This also caused the truck to spill the hundreds of packages for USPS along the freeway.
Emergency Crews Assist Injured Driver
Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident to assist the injured man in the box truck. Crews were able to extricate the man from the wrecked truck and transport him to the hospital. Unfortunately, the man later passed away at the hospital due to the fatal extent of his injuries.
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What Caused the Crash?
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently handling this fatal truck accident. Authorities are still investigating into the cause of this collision. Investigators from CHP do not suspect that alcohol or drugs played as a factor in this accident. The CHP under its Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) program removes abandoned vehicles that impose a health or safety hazard for other motorists on the road. The placement of the abandoned vehicle may have created a driving hazard for this motorist which may have contributed as a factor in this fatal accident.
Coroner Identifies Box Truck Driver
We extend our condolences to the family members of this young man that passed away in this tragic accident.
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Photo Attribution: By California Highway Patrol (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
Video Attribution: KRON 4 News Facebook Video – Overturn Crash on I-680 in Danville