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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.

Big Rig Fire on Northbound Interstate 5

A big rig fire on February 15 along northbound Interstate 5 resulted in the closure of the right lane for over six hours. The big rig apparently caught on fire sometime around 4:30 in the morning and was quickly engulfed in flames. The northbound lane was closed between Hood Franklin and Lambert roads, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) logs. Sacramento fire personnel quickly arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire.

Sacramento Semi Truck Crash on Business 80

A Sacramento semi truck crash on January 15 left the vehicle partially hanging from an overpass on Business 80. The semi was carrying a load of liquid natural gas at the time, which began leaking. Because of the crash, traffic along Business 80 was backed up to the split with Interstate 80. Drivers were advised to find alternate routes while the spill was contained and the vehicle removed. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that one person was injured in the accident and transported to a hospital with injuries that were described as non-life threatening. It has not yet been reported why the incident occurred.

Work-Related Safety Standards for Commercial Drivers

Accidents involving trucks, buses, and other large motor vehicles could lead to dozens of serious injuries and fatalities. It is important not to overlook these severe collisions. According to statistics that have been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

Sacramento Bridge Accident Causes Injuries

A December 28 Sacramento bridge accident occurred between a bobtail semi and three other vehicles that resulted in one person being transported to a hospital. The accident occurred on westbound Interstate 80 and the Bryte Bend Bridge that crosses the Sacramento River. The severity of the accident resulted in a SigAlert being issued and multiple tow trucks to remove the vehicles involved in the Sacramento bridge accident. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), because one vehicle was leaking gas and due to the arrival of an ambulance, tow trucks and fire crews, the lanes remained closed for more than an hour.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: