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Sacramento Truck Accident Injures Two

A Sacramento truck accident involving a big rig and several vehicles caused serious injuries on July 17, shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision occurred along northbound State Route 51 at the Watt Avenue off-ramp just south of Fulton Avenue. The crash resulted in a vehicle rollover and an override accident. Several parties injured in the Sacramento truck accident were transported to UC Davis Medical Center. 

Trucker Loses Life in Santa Clarita Truck Crash

A truck crash on Interstate 5 on July 17 near Santa Clarita resulted in the death of one person and critically injured another. The crash occurred at about 11:45 p.m. in the truck route lane along I-5 south near the I-210 Freeway connector. According to authorities, the truck crash happened when the big rig drifted to one side and hit a bank of attenuator barrels on the shoulder of the road. The semi then hit a guardrail and crashed into a bridge pillar made of concrete. The intensity of the crash caused the truck’s cargo to fall onto the highway. Due to cleanup efforts, a SigAlert was issued for all southbound traffic for four hours. The truck lanes were closed until 7:00 a.m. 

Sacramento Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Major Injury

A Sacramento County major injury was reported on July 16 in Elk Grove. A multi-vehicle crash that happened along I-5, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), involved six vehicles. They were heading northbound on the highway when the collision occurred at around 7:00 a.m. just north of the Laguna Boulevard off-ramp. Two semi-trucks were involved, and it was reported that one of the big rigs may have been the cause of the collision. At least one major injury was reported when one person suffered head and neck trauma from the accident. Two people were transported to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center on Bruceville Road for treatment and further evaluation.

Woman Hospitalized Following an Underride Accident

An underride accident, as well as a rollover, occurred on July 1 along westbound State Route 12. The collision between two big rigs and two other motor vehicles happened shortly after 9:30 in the morning near the junction of SR 12 and State Route 160. It happened just east of Rio Vista Bridge near Jackson Slough Road.

Big Rig Overturns in Rancho Cordova

A big rig overturned in Rancho Cordova on June 21 that forced the closure of the southbound lanes at Sunrise Boulevard. According to the Rancho Cordova police, the accident happened around 8:00 in the morning south of eastbound U.S. Route 50. The truck’s driver was reported to have minor injuries from the crash. No other injuries were reported. 

Causes of a Jackknife Truck Accident

A jackknife truck accident is one of the most severe motor vehicle collisions that could occur. Because trucks are so much larger than the average four-door sedan, accidents involving tractor-trailers have a greater potential to cause serious injury and death. Like other motor vehicle accidents, there are several different types of truck collisions. Some of these include:

Truck Accident Liability and Causes

Truck accident liability and the causes of these types of collisions can be different from motor vehicle crashes. Their complexity makes it important to obtain help after you’ve been in a collision that involves a big truck. Because of their much larger size and weight, catastrophic injuries and fatalities occur commonly. Having a strong case helps the injured person or grieving family obtain the compensation they need to pay for their financial losses.

Truck Accident Risk Increased by Driver Shortage

Over the years, the truck accident risk has increased around the nation. This is because there are more big trucks, including semis and other haulers, on the roadways. The industry is also suffering from a shortage of drivers. Experts are saying the shortage of drivers is now around 60 percent. This may triple to 100,000 by 2026. With more trucks on the road and a driver shortage, risky behavior may lead to serious accidents with other motorists.

Common Truck Accident Causes in Sacramento

Knowing what causes truck accidents can help the big rig driver, motorists and others stay safe while sharing the roadways. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that 4,301 individuals died in 2017 in collisions with big trucks and countless numbers were injured. Unfortunately, a crash with a big truck often causes fatalities and serious injuries. This can leave the occupant of a motor vehicle, pedestrian, motorcyclist or bicycle rider with large medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. An experienced Sacramento truck accident lawyer can help you get the damages that you need and deserve to cover those costs.

Multivehicle Crash Involving Big Rig Near Pleasant Grove

A multivehicle crash occurred on March 29 near Sankey Road on Highway 99. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident involved seven vehicles. It started when a car heading south on the highway entered the northbound lanes and collided with a pickup. A big rig, traveling north on 99, also struck the pickup, which caught on fire. A third crash occurred in the southbound lanes, resulting in minor injuries. Traffic was halted for hours as the accident was cleared from the scene. The road reopened at about 10:00 a.m.