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Truck Drivers Raise Concerns About Increasing Weight Limit 

The weight limit for big rigs has been raised in California in an attempt to free up delivered products clogging the ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles. Governor Gavin Newsom made the announcement of the weight limit increase from 80,000 pounds to 88,000 pounds recently. However, this announcement concerns some truck drivers.

Highest Number of Traffic Deaths Since 2006

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which operates under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), just released its early estimate of traffic fatalities for the period of January through June of 2021. The numbers reveal the biggest six-month increase that has ever been recorded in the history of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). The estimate of those who died on U.S. roads during that time is 20,160, the largest number of projected deaths in that same time frame since 2006. It represents an 18% increase from the same six-month period in 2020. 

Traffic Stalled on U.S. 50 by Collision Involving a Jackknifed Big Rig

A multiple-vehicle accident along a Sacramento freeway caused problems for motorists on November 1. The incident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the collision occurred around 12:11 p.m. along westbound U.S. 50 just east of the Stockton Boulevard off-ramp. It involved a three-axle big rig hauling a bobcat, a pickup truck pulling a boat, and possibly a passenger vehicle. 

U.S. 50 Accident in Sacramento Involves Collision With Big Rig

A big rig accident with a passenger vehicle resulted in a minor injury in Sacramento recently. The collision occurred near Rosemont around 5:57 a.m. on westbound U.S. 50 at the Watt Avenue off-ramp. According to the accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the big rig ended up on the shoulder of the road, and the Mercedes involved in the accident was in the center divider. A minor injury was reported in the crash, which is under investigation by the CHP to determine fault.

Settlement Reached in T-Bone Accident in Carson, California

An out-of-court settlement of $2 million in a T-bone accident was recently awarded in a case involving two trucks. The truck driver who filed the claim was injured in the T-bone accident when his vehicle was side slammed by another truck in Carson, California. As a result of the broadside accident, the plaintiff suffered herniated cervical discs that required surgical repair.

Big Rig Hits Passenger Vehicle and Continues on Without Stopping

A hit-and-run collision occurred on southbound I-5 in Sacramento on October 24 that resulted in injuries to one person. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as happening around 9:26 a.m. along the southbound side of the highway just north of the eastbound Florin Road on-ramp. The two-vehicle crash involved a black Mercedes and a big rig. 

Highway Crash Near Broadway Off-Ramp Leaves Burning Vehicle in Roadway

A hit-and-run collision involving a dump truck occurred in Sacramento recently along State Route 99. The accident happened shortly before 7:00 a.m. on the northbound side of S.R. 99 just south of the Broadway off-ramp. The police report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated the collision left a damaged Lexus in the middle of the roadway where it caught on fire, blocking the number two and three lanes. 

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.

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