Accident on Elvas Freeway Caused by Big Rig Rear-End Collision
A rear-end collision involving a big rig occurred in Sacramento on May 13, with unknown injuries reported. The accident occurred along northbound S.R. 51 at the N Street off-ramp around 6:55 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred when the semi rear-ended the passenger vehicle.
Traffic Disrupted by Eastbound I-80 Accident Involving Big Rigs
Two big rigs and at least one other vehicle collided in North Highlands along eastbound I-80 on April 29. The accident happened just west of the Watt Avenue off-ramp around 5:13 a.m. A person in a Ford F-150 ahead of the accident called the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to advise his truck had been hit by a semi.
Accident at I-80 Connector With I-50 Involves Crashed Box Truck
A box truck accident in North Highlands on March 28 ended up closing down northbound I-50 at the split with the eastbound I-80 connector. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received the information that the truck had crashed and possibly overturned, blocking all the lanes at the split. A SigAlert was issued, warning drivers to avoid the area.
Jackknife Accident Near Twin Cities Road Stalls Traffic
A semi-jackknife accident occurred near Sacramento on March 9 that blocked all the southbound lanes on Interstate 5. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that traffic was blocked temporarily when a semi spun out. However, no injuries were reported in the collision. The traffic near Twin Cities Road along I-5 was shut down, and an advisory was issued for the northbound highway because of wind and heavy rain.
West Side Freeway Multiple-Vehicle Accident Injures Minor
A Sacramento multiple-vehicle accident involving a semi occurred recently on the West Side Freeway, which sent an injured minor to the hospital. The collision happened along the southbound side of I-5 at the Q Street off-ramp around 3:09 p.m. between three sedans and a semi. When officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived, they discovered all of the vehicles on the right-hand side of the highway.
California May Allow Autonomous Semi-Trucks on the Road
Despite California being home to many corporations involved in developing autonomous vehicles, heavy-duty trucks are still not allowed to be tested or deployed in the state. While California has allowed public autonomous commercial truck testing since 2019, current state law forbids testing or deployment of autonomous vehicles that weigh over 10,000 pounds, prohibiting self-driving semi-trucks and big rigs.
Interstate-5 Near Airport Boulevard Shut Down Due to Serious Big Rig Accident
A big rig accident that shut down the interstate and backed up traffic occurred on January 23. The collision occurred along Interstate 5 southbound close to Airport Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m. The crash happened when a big rig struck a sign pole on the freeway head-on.
Collision on Eastbound I-80 Causes Major Injury
A major injury accident involving a big rig occurred in Sacramento on January 14 on the freeway. The collision happened along eastbound I-80 at the Norwood Avenue off-ramp around 9:18 a.m. It involved a big rig and sedan, according to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Man Killed in Accident Involving Large Truck Near Arvin
A 34-year-old motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries after colliding with a semi-truck on Sunday, December 4, 2022. The accident occurred around noon at South Edison Road and Bear Mountain Boulevard near Arvin in Kern County.