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Truck Accident on Interstate 5 Causes Neck Injury

A truck accident on Interstate 5 just south of the Seamas Avenue off-ramp resulted in what may prove to be an injury to the neck for one individual. The incident, which took place in a busy area just south of the Sacramento Zoo, occurred at 4:22 p.m. on October 11. The accident involved a Chevy truck and a Dodge Charger, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Pickup Pulling Recreational Vehicle Overturns on I-5

A pickup pulling a recreational vehicle overturned along Interstate 5 on October 6, which resulted in injuries and interfered with traffic. According to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened along the southbound side of the interstate close to Sutterville Road at about 1:30 in the afternoon. The vehicle ended up overturned on the shoulder of the right-hand side of the freeway, blocking numerous lanes. Passersby stopped to try and extricate the driver and passengers from the vehicle. At least one person was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. A tow truck was required to remove the vehicle. The CHP is investigating to determine what caused the accident.

Yolo County Crash Involves Amazon Prime Truck

A crash in Yolo County in the afternoon hours of August 31 between an Amazon Prime delivery truck and a white-colored pickup resulted in major injuries to five adults and two children. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Yolo County were at the scene. They reported that three of the individuals were transported to a medical facility by helicopter due to the serious nature of their injuries. The Yolo County accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 99 and County Road 99 West. The pickup was carrying watermelons as it headed west on Yolo County Line Road when it failed to yield to the gray Amazon Prime truck heading south on Highway 99 West. At this time, an investigation into the reason for the collision is underway. There is no mention of whether drugs or alcohol were involved. Amazon has issued a statement expressing its concern for those involved in the accident and their loved ones. The company assured the community that they would work with police during the investigation.

FedEx Truck Causes Pedestrian Accident in Foothill Farms

On August 27, a pedestrian accident in Foothill Farms at Roseville Road and Palm Avenue caused injuries to the walker. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a FedEx truck had struck the pedestrian shortly after 9:00 in the morning. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene and determined that the walker might have suffered a broken foot in the incident. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital for additional evaluation and treatment. The driver remained at the scene. 

Dump Truck Spills Load Along Highway 99 Due to a Collision

A two-vehicle collision along Highway 99 on August 27 caused a dump truck to overturn, spilling its load of gravel onto the highway and affecting traffic. The accident happened in Elk Grove during the morning hours, according to the California High Patrol (CHP). It occurred when the dump truck reportedly struck another vehicle. Two of the southbound lanes of the highway were shut down below the exit for Laguna Boulevard to clean up the spill and remove the vehicles. Those lanes were expected to remain closed for about two hours. In the meantime, traffic was slowed as it continued along the highway in the right lane.

FMCSA Releases Truckers’ Hours of Service Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a proposal last week to change the hours of service truck drivers spend on the road. The 129-page Hours of Service Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), published on August 14, offers truck drivers more flexibility while upholding safety standards.

Major Injury Accident In Isleton

A major injury accident occurred along Highway 12 in Isleton on August 12 when several big rigs collided. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened at about 7:20 in the morning along the westbound side of the highway between Terminous Road and Jackson Slough Road near Rio Vista. The man injured in the accident had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Rio Vista Fire Department. He was airlifted to a hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Both sides of the highway were closed to traffic due to the collision and weren’t expected to reopen until after 11:00 a.m.

Sacramento Truck Rollover Accident Spills Load of Milk

A tanker truck that was transporting milk experienced a rollover accident in South Sacramento recently, spilling most of its contents. The incident resulted in the closure of East Stockton Boulevard northbound, which is near Mack Road, to traffic. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened shortly after 8:00 a.m. near the Highway 99 ramps. A heavy-duty tow truck was summoned to the scene to upright the truck. It took about two and a half hours for the South Sacramento road to reopen. 

Sacramento Multiple Big Rig Collision

A multiple big rig collision in Sacramento resulted in major injuries on July 23. The accident, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), happened at around 11:15 in the morning in the Natomas area along northbound Interstate 5 near Arena Boulevard. The CHP reported that three big rigs were involved in the accident, along with another unidentified vehicle. It was noted in the logbook maintained by the CHP that the driver of one semi was speeding and attempting to make an unsafe lane change before the collision. Major injuries were reported in the crash, and at least one person was transported to a hospital for further treatment. Tow trucks removed the vehicles from the accident site. The accident is under investigation by authorities to determine its cause and to assign fault.

Pedestrian Fatality Involving Tractor Trailer

A pedestrian fatality occurred in the vicinity of 5th & Market and resulted in the death of a man on July 18 at 9:52 a.m. The driver of a tractor-trailer, who caused the crash, did not stop at the site of the accident. By 9:51 a.m., the trucker was located at Broadway near Front Street. He is identified as Oscar Matus, a 65-year-old resident of Lathrop. Matus was arrested by the San Francisco Police and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and vehicular manslaughter. Police are questioning witnesses and checking surveillance video in the area. Matus is an employee of Terraba Trucking of Stockton and is said to be cooperating with the police. The coroner identified the pedestrian killed in the fatal accident as Michael Evans, a 54-year-old Stockton resident. Evans was pronounced dead at a local medical facility. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Michael Evans.