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Traffic Accident With Tanker Truck on I-5 Causes Minor Injuries

A traffic collision involving a tanker truck and SUV resulted in minor injuries in Sacramento on November 28. The collision occurred on northbound Interstate 5 just north of the 43rd Avenue on-ramp in the South Land Park area around 11:21 a.m. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the number three lane was blocked by the collision and debris was scattered in the slow lane. Minor injuries were reported in the crash, which is under investigation by the CHP to determine the cause and to assign fault.

Folsom Boulevard Multiple-Vehicle Crash Causes Serious Injuries

A dump truck was involved in a multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento on October 10, resulting in serious injuries. The accident involved four vehicles and occurred on Folsom Boulevard near Power Inn Road around 3:40 p.m. During the collision, the dump truck experienced a rollover and landed on top of one of the vehicles crushing it. 

Accident on West Side Freeway Causes Minor Injuries

A semi crash involving other vehicles occurred in Sacramento on October 3, resulting in injuries. The accident happened along the northbound side of the I-5 West Side Freeway just south of the Sutterville Road off-ramp around 12:52 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the tractor-trailer was hauling a load of tomatoes and crashed with two other vehicles. 

Siblings Who Lost Their Parents in 2014 Accident Awarded $1.7 Billion

A verdict was reached against Ford Motor Company in Georgia in which a jury awarded $1.7 billion in punitive damages to two siblings whose parents died in a rollover crash that resulted in roof crush in April 2014. The accident happened when their parents were on their way to pick up a tractor part for their farm in a 2002 Ford F-250 and experienced a rollover due to a tire blowout. The rollover crushed the roof of their vehicle, which led to their deaths.

Preventing Truck Driver Fatigue Reduces Accident Frequency

One of the significant factors in many truck accidents is driver fatigue. Operating a truck — whether by an independent-owned truck driver or by a driver employed by a trucking carrier — is a business. The truck only makes money while it’s moving. Or rather, it only makes money when it completes the delivery of a load, and the sooner that happens, the sooner the truck is available to start another money-earning trip, and so forth. Likewise, drivers are making money when they’re driving, not when they’re sleeping, eating, or taking other necessary breaks required by daily life. It has long been recognized that these pressures to keep drivers and trucks moving will lead some truckers and some trucking companies to push the levels of driver fatigue that can be safely sustained. When truck driver fatigue may be a cause of injuries that result from a truck accident, an experienced personal injury attorney will focus on investigating whether that driver has violated strict service hours limitations and whether the driver’s employer has improperly pushed its employees to do so.

Proper Truck Driver Training Reduces Accident Litigation

A single commercial truck is a far more complex piece of machinery to learn to operate than the typical passenger. And a box truck is much different from a tractor-trailer rig, which is entirely different from a cement truck, which may have little in common with a garbage truck and nothing at all in common with a passenger bus. Even within a single type of commercial vehicle, the controls and handling characteristics may vary greatly depending on who manufactured the basic chassis, who outfitted the final product, and what specific requirements the trucking carrier may have had added or changed. While a trucking school may teach a prospective driver the basics of operating one of these massive, difficult-to-control vehicles, learning to operate a specific truck or other commercial vehicle safely on the roadways is complicated and is a significant responsibility of individual truck drivers and the transportation companies who employ them. When a truck accident has resulted in serious injuries or deaths, it is the responsibility of personal injury attorneys representing the victims and their families to thoroughly consider and investigate whether the driver and their employer took this duty seriously.

Accident on Highway 50 Trans Ramp Caused by Jackknifed Big Rig

A jackknife accident involving a big rig shut down traffic on the Highway 50 trans ramp in Sacramento for more than an hour as the site was cleared. The accident occurred on the ramp off the West Side Freeway around 7:10 a.m., when the big rig jackknifed across the lanes, causing two other vehicles to spin out into the mud. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that traffic came to a complete stop until vehicles began passing on the right-hand side. 

Crash South of Isleton Involves Seven Vehicles

A major crash occurred in Sacramento County on May 27 when two vehicles collided, causing a pileup. The accident happened around 2:15 p.m. along State Route 12 near Jackson Slough Road south of Isleton. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) report stated that heavy traffic had stopped for an unknown reason on SR 12 eastbound when a car hauler, which neither slowed nor stopped, slammed into a minivan and caused an accident with three additional vehicles in front. 

Accident at South Watt Avenue Intersection Sends One Person to Hospital

A big rig accident with a pickup in Sacramento on April 18 sent one injured person to the hospital. The collision occurred at the intersection of South Watt Avenue and Kiefer Boulevard shortly after 10:00 a.m. between a black semi and red pickup truck. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) police report said that Sac Fire emergency responders were called to the scene to assess injuries and transported one person to a hospital for additional evaluation and medical care. 

Highway Traffic Stalled by Rollover Accident Involving Tanker Truck

A tanker truck experienced a rollover accident in Sacramento on April 15 that interfered with traffic. The accident happened on westbound Highway 50, close to the off-ramp for Stockton Boulevard, around 10:00 a.m. No injuries were reported in the single-vehicle crash, which left the tanker truck lying on its side. 

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