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truck accident on 99
An Elk Grove big rig accident happened along State Route 99 northbound on January 15 shortly after 7:30 p.m. when a driver, attempting to flee a previous accident scene, was struck again by the semi. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the initial accident occurred when a hatchback collided with a black Acura. The Acura was along the right-hand side of the road, and the hatchback was in the center divide.

Details of the Elk Grove Big Rig Accident

Overturned Truck Dangles Over Cosumnes River Bridge

Overturned Truck Dangles Over Cosumnes River Bridge

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove truck accident lawyer. A portion of southbound Highway 99 near Elk Grove was shut down on July 23 due to an accident involving a big rig. Motorists were advised to find an alternate route since the road may be closed during the evening rush hour traffic as law enforcement investigated the crash and have the roadway cleared.

Big Truck Accident in Elk Grove

Big Truck Accident in Elk Grove

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove truck accident lawyer. A February 21 accident in Elk Grove involving a big truck and a pickup caused the semi to overturn, while part of the tandem rig crashed into power lines along the side of the roadway. The location where the crash occurred was closed for several hours while cleanup of the accident area was conducted and repairs made to the power pole.

FAQ About Truck Crashes and Liability

FAQ About Truck Crashes and Liability

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove truck accident lawyer. An accident with a big truck can cause devastating injuries. However, truck accidents can be much more complex than motor vehicle accidents and require the help of an experienced lawyer. Following are some of the questions commonly asked after a motor vehicle crash with a big truck.

Electronic Logging DevicesElectronic Logging Devices

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) will become a requirement by December 2017. Truck drivers who have ELDs in the cabs of their trucks will no longer be required to maintain and keep a paper log. This according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). The FMSCA claims this new rule will save the industry around $1 billion a year. A savings of money and time spent on paperwork.

Technological Innovations Could Benefit Elk Grove Truck Drivers

Technological Innovations Could Benefit Elk Grove Truck Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Truck Accident Attorney. Though the trucking industry in Elk Grove is thriving and sees multi-billion dollar profits each year, the trucking companies have been largely resistant to implementing any safety measures or technological advancements in the trucks that are designed to prevent accidents. Below I discuss some recent technological improvements and innovations and how they could help increase truck driver safety on the road.

Driverless Cars

The newest phenomenon in the driving world is the driverless car. Google has been using driverless cars at its Mountain View campus for years now. Google is now working on introducing a groundbreaking new vehicle that will be a 100% automated experience for consumer drivers. Drivers will cease to drive and will instead be allowed to relax and take in the scenery around them. While many are uneasy about trusting technology to function properly, driverless cars have thus far shown they are safer and less prone to error than human drivers.

The trucking industry could benefit from driverless trucks. Truck drivers traveling through Elk Grove and other northern California cities are prone to accidents because they are overworked, stressed, fatigued, and often times under the influence. A driverless truck could remove the human element of carelessness. Continue reading ›