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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. 

Sacramento Big Rig Rollover Causes Fuel Leak 

A big rig rollover accident happened in Sacramento on October 21 when the driver lost control and plunged off an off-ramp and down an embankment. The accident occurred as the driver was moving south on Interstate 5 and took the off-ramp exit onto Richards Boulevard southbound at about 10:00 in the morning. There were no injuries reported from the collision, and the driver was seen outside of his vehicle, inspecting the damage when officers arrived. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating to determine why the driver lost control in the big rig rollover of his truck.

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.