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Disabled Vehicle Crashes Often Overlooked

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently issued a press release that addressed the issue of highway fatalities that occurred during disabled vehicle crashes. The report addressed a number of ways in which these types of accidents could be mitigated in the future.

Summer 2021 Travel Safety

With the economy re-opening across the country, and families finally making plans for summer getaways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its travel safety recommendations for those that will be heading out on road trips during the coming months. 

Injuries Suffered During Truckee Big-Rig Collision

At least one individual suffered injuries during a Truckee big-rig collision that took place on Thursday, January 7, 2021. This accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), who stated that it took place at night on Highway Interstate 80 outside of the city of Truckee. The incident reportedly involved a big-rig and SUV. The number of injured individuals has not yet been reported, and accident response was underway at the time of reporting.

One Seriously Hurt During Box Truck Crash Near Truckee

On Monday, November 30, 2020, one person was seriously hurt as the result of a crash near Truckee. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported the accident, stating that it occurred in the early morning and only involved one vehicle. The driver was hospitalized, but updates on their condition remain unavailable. Additionally, the driver was the only individual reported to have been involved in this accident.

Two Teenagers Hurt in Fiery Truckee Area Crash

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl sustained severe injuries during a Truckee area crash. The collision occurred late at night and involved one vehicle. California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the accident caused the vehicle to catch fire, but that responders were able to remove the occupants before they suffered fatal injuries. Updates on the conditions of the injured parties have not been reported.

Six Big-Rigs Involved in Highway 80 Accident

California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that six big-rigs were involved in a chain-reaction accident that took place on Highway 80 to the west of the city of Truckee in Placer County. The crash reportedly left at least one individual with major trauma requiring treatment at a hospital. However, further details about the severity of the crash have not been reported. The collision remains under investigation.

Serious Injuries in Nevada County Crash

Officials indicated that at least one person suffered major injuries during a car accident that took place in Nevada County on Friday, June 7, 2019. According to reports, the crash involved only a single vehicle. The number of people who suffered injuries during the accident has not been released by authorities. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has stated that their investigators are attempting to determine what may have played a role in causing the car wreck.

Car Accident Damages and Injuries

Nobody expects to be involved in a car accident on any given day, and it is unlikely that your commute to work or trip to the bank will include a crash. However, crashes happen all the time, and they are rarely expected. Data from UC Berkeley shows that there were over 800 traumatic car accidents in Truckee alone over the past ten years. Furthermore, crashes can be dangerous, and accident survivors are often faced with a host of physical, emotional, and financial damages. Even if you are never involved in a crash, it is still a good idea to be aware of how they can affect people’s lives and the different kinds of issues that crash survivors can face.

Dangerous Intersections in Truckee

In any city, there are places where accidents are more likely to take place than others. This can happen for a variety of reasons and at many different roadway locations. However, one of the most common areas for accidents is intersections. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, intersection accidents are the second most common crash category preceded only by rear-end collisions. While it is not always possible to avoid being involved in a crash, Truckee residents should know about which intersections in their area tend to see the most traumatic accidents. Knowing how and when accidents happen at key locations in your city can help you know when to practice extra caution on the road.

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