San Joaquin County Big Rig Crash

San Joaquin County Big Rig Crash

Stockton Truck Accident Lawyer

San Joaquin County Big Rig Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton truck accident attorney. A big rig crash prompted lanes of southbound Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County to be shut down Thursday, June 16, 2016 for several hours.

What Happened?

A big rig crashed in the vicinity of the State Route 120 over-crossing, according to officials from the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans).

Originally, two lanes had to be shut down so emergency personnel could work. Then around 4:00 p.m., the middle lane opened back up. Caltrans indicated the right lane remained shut down for hours. It finally reopened to motorists around 11:30 p.m.

No other details have been released as to the cause of the big rig crash or injuries involved.

Common Forms of Negligence in Trucking Accidents

While most truck drivers are careful, unrealistic shipping deadlines by carriers trying to increase profit can result in truck drivers making some critical driving mistakes. An experienced trucking accident attorney is aware that many big rig crashes are caused by mistakes that are typically avoidable:

  • Speeding to deliver cargo as quickly as possible
  • Going over the time limit allowable behind the wheel without enough rest
  • Not checking blind spots
  • Lack of proper maintenance to the brakes, tires and other safety systems
  • Driving distracted
  • Use of alcohol, drugs or over-the-counter medications
  • Poor training and supervision of drivers
  • Failure to perform vehicle inspections
  • Poor route choices, including routes with steep grades
  • Carriers failing to properly screen drivers

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Serving San Joaquin County

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Truck Accident Lawyer. If you or someone you hold dear has been injured in an accident, please call me promptly at 209-227-1931 or 800-404-5400 for free, friendly advice. Español hablado aquí.

Edward A Smith Law Offices
235 N. San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA 95202

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