Jackknifed Truck Accident on Eastbound U.S. 50
A jackknifed truck accident occurred in Sacramento on March 5 along eastbound U.S. 50, resulting in an injury. The accident caused the closure of several lanes at the Stockton Boulevard overpass for a number of hours. The collision happened at about 6:23 in the morning when the truck driver lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, striking the concrete barrier. The accident damaged a road sign and guardrail, while one of the truck’s axles fell from the highway down onto Stockton Boulevard. Debris from the accident struck a fence, causing damage, as well as being strewn across the roadway. Hazmat crews were called in to clean up about 60 gallons of diesel fuel that was spilled.