Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash

Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash

Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash

Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Truck Accident Lawyer. On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 a multiple vehicle accident occurred on Highway 4 in Stockton.

What Happened?

A big rig along with several other vehicles collided on Highway 4 west of Filbert Street.

Several people suffered injuries and had to be transported to area hospitals.

The conditions of the victims are unknown, according to Stockton Fire Department.

The Stockton multiple vehicle crash took place around 3:00 p.m. on the Highway 4 eastbound lanes of travel. The location is just west of Filbert Street, according to the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans).

Several vehicles and a big rig were involved in the traffic collision, firefighters said. One pick up truck rolled over and came to a rest on the vehicle’s roof.

Multiple eastbound lanes had to be closed. All lanes of Highway 4 in the eastbound direction of travel were reopened about 5:30 p.m. after rescue crews assisted the injured and cleared the scene of the wreck.

What Caused the Stockton Multiple Vehicle Crash?

The cause of the crash is under investigation. It usually takes anywhere from one to two weeks for the investigating agency to release a traffic collision report. It can take longer when there are serious injuries and/or fatalities.

At the Edward A Smith Law Offices we truly respect those in the big rig community that provide services to our nation.  Many commercial truck drivers and their companies have decades of safe driving records.  Many still, however, have not been adequately trained in safety.

Common Causes of Big Rig and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Common causes of big rig and motor vehicle accidents include drivers who are distracted, drowsy or have improperly loaded cargo. Speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can also be a factor.

If you’ve been involved in a traffic collision with a big rig, it’s critical to call an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible after your crash to discuss the necessary steps to take to protect your rights and preserve crucial evidence. Evidence can fade over time and can also be lost, cleaned up, altered, repaired or destroyed after an accident. Time is always of the essence in these types of cases.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Truck Accident Attorney. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident involving a big rig, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. Or, call toll free at (800) 404-5400. By obtaining the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer you can ensure you receive fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and wages, future earnings, pain and suffering and other losses resulting from your traffic collision.

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