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I-80 Accident Occurs Between Passenger Vehicle and Big Rig

A crash with a big rig caused minor injuries to one person in an accident on I-80 in Sacramento on September 9. The collision occurred around 10:46 a.m. along eastbound I-80 just west of the southbound Truxel Road on-ramp. The incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the SUV crashed into the big rig and then overturned three times. 

Accident on West Side Freeway Occurs During the Early Morning Hours

An injury occurred in a three-vehicle accident in Sacramento on September 8 on the West Side Freeway that involved a big rig. The collision was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as happening around 5:11 a.m. along northbound I-5 just south of the Cosumnes River Boulevard off-ramp. Two lanes were blocked by the crash, which involved a big rig, Ford Escape, and a BMW, with an injury reported to someone in the truck. 

Accident Near the S.R. 99 Connector Blocks Two Lanes

A multiple-vehicle crash involving a U-Haul box truck occurred along westbound U.S. 50 in Sacramento on September 5. The accident involved the box truck and a Lexus sedan, and occurred around 4:34 p.m., according to the police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The collision happened east of the westbound S.R. 99 connector and blocked two lanes.

Accident Near the I-80 Connector Results in Disabled Semi

A semi collision with a pickup occurred on the West Side Highway in Sacramento on August 29, and a possible injury was reported. The collision occurred on northbound I-5 just north of the I-80 connector around 7:40 p.m. The incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the collision involved a Kenworth tractor-trailer and Chevy Silverado and occurred when the driver of the pickup rear-ended the semi. 

Accident on Watt Avenue On-Ramp Involved Overturned Truck and Spilled Load

A big rig accident on an on-ramp to the El Dorado Freeway on August 11 closed down the area for hours as an oil spill was cleaned up. The accident happened near Rosemont shortly before 10:00 a.m. on the southbound Watt Avenue on-ramp to eastbound U.S. 50. When officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived at the scene, they discovered a big rig had overturned onto its side. 

Accident on the American River Bridge Requires Hazmat Cleanup Crew

A hazardous material spill in Sacramento following a semi-trailer truck accident along Interstate 5 on Aug 9 closed down traffic for hours. The collision occurred when a truck driver lost control of their vehicle for unknown reasons and crashed near the Richards Boulevard off-ramp on the bridge over the American River around 2:25 p.m. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the engine compartment of the semi caught fire.

Interstate Accident Avoids Major Traffic Slowdown

A semi-truck collision with a passenger vehicle caused a minor injury on July 2 in Sacramento in a freeway accident. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring around 2:17 in the afternoon along southbound I-5 just north of the U.S. 50 connector. A Ford Explorer crashed with a semi, but fortunately, both vehicles ended up on the right-hand side, which helped avoid a major traffic slowdown. One of the vehicles was reported as undrivable. Sacramento Fire Department emergency responders discovered a minor injury had occurred in one of the parties involved. The incident was reported as closed at 2:44 p.m.

West Side Freeway Big Rig Rollover 

A big rig collision with a minivan resulted in a rollover in Sacramento on June 26. The crash occurred around 9:10 a.m along the West Side Freeway just south of the Sutterville Road off-ramp. According to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), they received a call that a big rig was lying on its side and had struck the right-hand side wall and was blocking the number four lane. The big rig was not hauling a trailer when the accident happened.

Semi and Passenger Vehicles Collide on Freeway

A big rig was involved in a freeway accident with other vehicles on June 17 that sent one person to the hospital. The collision was reported around 1:41 in the afternoon along northbound I-5 just south of the Sutterville Road off-ramp. The incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the number two and three lanes of the highway were blocked and included a sedan that plowed into an orange barrier in the center divider. 

Retread Tires Lead to Trucking Accidents 

They don’t call tractor-trailer rigs “18-wheelers” without reason — although the exact number of wheels and tires may vary depending upon the configuration of tractor and one or more trailers, they do require quite a lot of rubber on the road.  And when we consider that a commercial truck tire may cost upwards of $500, it’s clear that the monetary investment in tires for a tractor-trailer rig is many times the amount for a passenger vehicle.  Once that tire is on the road, the amount of wear available in its tread before reaching the minimum thickness may only carry the truck for a relatively short amount of time — perhaps only a year for a commercial tire used in a local delivery operation where lots of turning tends to wear tires down more quickly.  Considering the large investment in tires, commercial trucking companies certainly do not just toss them out when their tread has reached 4/32-inch thickness. Instead, they refurbish tires through the process of “retreading.”  Unfortunately, this process does not usually result in a product that is “good as new,” and so may lead to a greater number of trucking accidents from retread tires. 

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