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Accident Near Twin Cities Road on I-5 Reported by Caltrans

A jackknifed truck stalled traffic along Sacramento’s Interstate 5 on May 30. Caltrans officials reported the accident on Twitter at about 4:00 in the afternoon, saying that the accident occurred near Twin Cities Road and blocked both lanes of the roadway. No additional information was released about the crash. Motorists were advised to use Highway 99 as an alternate route to avoid the traffic congestion. Roadways were reopened around 6:30 p.m. 

Traffic Blocked in Sacramento After Tanker Truck Overturns

A tractor-trailer hauling a tanker overturned along U.S. 50 westbound on May 19, which caused lanes to backup. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident happened at around 1:41 in the afternoon near the northbound Howe Avenue entrance ramp. Two of the lanes westbound were blocked by the accident and traffic backed up to Watt Avenue. The Howe Avenue entrance ramp to the highway was shut down also as responders with the Sacramento Fire Department cleared the scene.

Driver of Passenger Vehicle Suffers Major Injuries

A big rig crash on Highway 50 ended in major injuries for a driver of a motor vehicle. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the truck was traveling westbound on Highway 50 near Howe Avenue at about 2:30 in the early morning hours when a car hit it head-on. The car was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes. The impact caused the trailer to roll over into the eastbound lanes after the truck hit the center divider.

Caltrans Truck in Accident on I-5 at J Street Exit Ramp

Two big trucks were involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle in Sacramento on April 22. The collision occurred along Interstate 5 northbound at the J Street exit ramp at around 10:47 a.m. and was reported to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) by a passerby. The accident reportedly involved a Caltrans truck, a semi and a dark-green Honda. The large truck accident created a traffic hazard for the number one and number two lanes of the highway for a time as it was investigated by the CHP. The big rig did not stay at the location but pulled off into a truck stop further ahead. The cause of the collision has not yet been reported.

Multiple Lanes of the Cap City Freeway Shut Down Due to Paint Spill

The Capital City Freeway was shut down across multiple lanes on February 26, 2020, when dozens of paint buckets spilled onto the roadway, creating a traffic hazard. The accident was reported just after 10:00 in the morning along the northbound Capital City Freeway just north of the Arden Way entrance ramp. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), in their incidence log, reported that dozens of five-gallon paint cans had dropped in all the lanes from a big rig. Traffic was reduced to one lane as cleanup was performed. A traffic camera operated by Caltrans took a photo of the spill, which showed long streaks of white paint across the shoulder of the road as well as the three lanes on the right.

Crash on Highway 50 Near 59th Street Sends One Person to the Hospital

A motor vehicle crash on westbound Highway 50 in Sacramento snarled traffic and sent one person to the hospital on February 20. The incident happened between 59th Street and Stockton Boulevard at about 12:00 in the afternoon. The Sacramento Fire Department was called in to extricate one person from a severely damaged car. The motor vehicle crash involved a big rig and a passenger car. The injured person was transported to a local hospital for treatment and further evaluation. At the time of this report, the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It took some time for traffic to return to normal in the area. 

Uptick in Truck Accidents Leads to Problems for Motorists

A deadly string of commercial truck accidents has been in California news recently, including along Sacramento highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a 12-percent increase in fatalities involving big trucks from 2009 through 2018. The increase was attributed to an increased number of big trucks on the road. Officials with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) believe it may be a short-term spike but is concerning. The president of the American Trucking Associations believes motorists share the fault because they are addicted to texting and speeding. 

Two People Killed in Accident Involving Big Rigs

An early morning collision between three big rigs and a pickup truck resulted in two fatalities along State Route 99 on January 28. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident happened around 6:57 a.m. in Galt, north of the Ayers Lane exit ramp. Two people were killed in the crash. They are identified as Charlie Mosqueda, 20, and Jose Antonio Rincon-Mosqueda, 33, both residents of Galt. Antonio Mosqueda is survived by his wife and Charley Mosqueda is survived by his parents. The accident blocked all the northbound lanes of the highway, causing heavy traffic congestion. One of the big rigs involved was a FedEx delivery truck. Officers with the Galt Police Department and emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the accident site. A SigAlert was issued, warning motorists to find alternate routes of travel. Tow trucks were called to remove the vehicles. The roadway reopened around 11:00 a.m. The accident is under investigation to determine how it happened and to assign fault.

Truck Carrying Chickens Overturns on Jackson Road

A truck carrying 6,000 chickens flipped onto its side on Dillard and Jackson roads in Sacramento County on January 8, 2020. According to reports, the chickens were housed in cages on the back of a flat-bed truck when the big rig tried to make a left-hand turn. The truck driver reported that he felt the load shift as he was making the turn prior to its tipping over. According to police, the driver was not speeding when the accident happened and turned appropriately on a green light at the intersection. The driver was reported to have suffered only minor injuries. Tow trucks were needed to remove the big rig, and traffic was blocked for several hours. One tow truck’s cable snapped during removal efforts. Some of the chickens were killed in the accident while others either remained unharmed or escaped into the wild. A local animal sanctuary, Harvest Home, has volunteered to find homes for the escaped chickens.

Falling Metal Bar From Big Rig Impales Woman’s Leg

A woman riding in an Impala was injured on November 2 when a metal bar fell from a nearby big rig and impaled her leg. The accident happened shortly after 10:00 in the morning along Highway 99 northbound close to Fruitridge Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. The report stated that the big rig was moving north in the area when the metal bar fell into the road near the Chevy Impala. The bar bounced, which caused it to go through the front of the Impala, where it proceeded to pass through the engine and into the passenger side of the car, impaling the female passenger’s right leg. 

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