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Sacramento Jackknifed Truck Accident

A Sacramento jackknifed truck accident happened along U.S. Route 50 on November 26 that caused one vehicle to crash into it and overturn. It is unknown at this time why the semi jackknifed, however, because of heavy traffic on Route 50, the accident could have involved many vehicles in a chain reaction. Injuries were reported as a result of the collision, but it is unknown at the time of this report whether they were severe. The incident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to determine why the truck jackknifed. An ambulance was called to transport the injured person to a medical facility.

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Sacramento Truck Crash

Sacramento Truck Crash

Sacramento Truck Crash – A crash resulting in injury occurred along westbound Interstate 80 on October 25, 2018, that involved three vehicles. The accident blocked three westbound lanes, and a SigAlert had to be issued warning motorists to find another route to their destinations. The accident, which involved two big trucks, is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to determine the cause of the collision.

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Dangers of Large Trucks in the Fast Lane

Dangers of Large Trucks in the Fast Lane

Dangers of Large Trucks in the Fast Lane – Most of us have probably been in this situation during our commute: you’re traveling on the freeway in the far left lane (the fast lane), maintaining the speed limit when suddenly up ahead, a large semi-truck merges into your lane. This causes you to hit your brakes to adjust to a slower speed. While it’s frustrating to be stuck behind a slow-moving truck in the fast lane, it’s also dangerous and in some states, illegal.

Laws About Traveling in the Left Lane

Sacramento Big Rig Accident

Sacramento Big Rig Accident

Sacramento Big Rig Accident – Commuters on I-50 near 48th Street were stalled in traffic after a fiery early morning big rig accident on the eastbound portion of the highway on October 3, 2018. As the truck burst into flames, three lanes were shut down and firefighters fought to clean up a fuel spill on the roadway to get the fire under control. Traffic was backed up for about one mile as commuters waited for the cleanup.

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Truck Accident Abdominal Injuries

Truck Accident Abdominal Injuries

Truck Accident Abdominal Injuries – When a truck accident occurs, there are many types of injuries that someone could sustain. A truck accident causing abdominal traumatic injuries should not be overlooked because of the severe consequences that might result. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)recently released some statistics that everyone should take note of. These include:

  • About one out of every five truck drivers had difficulty navigating a new route.

Sacramento Box Truck Accident

Sacramento Box Truck Accident

Sacramento Box Truck Accident – A box truck accident involving a minivan happened recently along Interstate 80 in Sacramento and resulted in injuries. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Sacramento firefighters, along with paramedics, arrived at the scene to help. The accident will be investigated by the CHP to establish why the collision happened and place responsibility.

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Treating Truck Accident Traumatic Injuries

Treating Truck Accident Traumatic Injuries

Treating Truck Accident Traumatic Injuries – Those who drive large trucks serve an important role in the United States economy. By hauling supplies and inventory in large quantities from place to place, industries have the materials that they need to continue producing valuable products for our country. On the other hand, accidents that occur involving large trucks can also be incredibly dangerous. According to some of the statistics that have been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • More than a quarter of trucks that were surveyed were found to have a problem with their brakes

Commercial Truck Accident Claim

commercial truck accident claim

Commercial Truck Accident Claim – A commercial truck accident claim often includes severe injuries when the collision involves smaller vehicles. In a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2016, 4,213 people died in crashes with large trucks, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. Although measures have been put in place to try to reduce the number of accidents and resulting injuries and fatalities, it is still a problem along the nation’s roadways.

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Dump Truck Hits Pickup, Trapping Driver

Dump Truck Collides With Pickup Trapping Driver
Dump Truck Hits Pickup, Trapping Driver. A morning collision on August 10, 2018, between a pickup truck and a dump truck at an intersection along Florin Road resulted in an injury when the vehicles collided in South Sacramento. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver of the pickup was trapped inside the vehicle, and the Sacramento Fire Department had to be called in to free the injured driver. The accident will be investigated by the CHP to determine fault.

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July 3 Underride Accident on Hwy. 50 in Sacramento

July 3 Underride Accident on Hwy. 50 in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident lawyer. An underride collision occurred on July 3 along Highway 50 in South Sacramento that required the issuance of a SigAlert. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Sacramento fire department was called, along with emergency rescue personnel to help deal with the collision. Although an injury was reported, the condition of the person is unknown.

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