Tracy Truck Accident Fatally Injures One
I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy truck accident attorney. A collision involving multiple vehicles occurred south of Tracy during the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Authorities reported that at least one party suffered fatal injuries due to the accident.
We wish the family and friends of the victim who passed away much comfort and peace during their time of loss.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the call of an auto accident along Interstate 5 north near the Interstate 580 connector at approximately 4:24 am. When officers arrived at the scene, both lanes of the interstate were completely blocked by the accident and its resulting wreckage. The crash involved eight passenger vehicles and two big rigs, one vehicle of which sustained extensive body and roof damage. Traffic in both directions was impacted as a result of the collision.
Nature of Injuries
Paramedics were called to the area of the Tracy truck accident to render aid to potentially injured victims. Officials reported that at least one party suffered fatal injuries.
Identity of Victim
The identity of the victim that passed away in the multi-car accident has not yet been released due to pending notification of family members.
What Caused the Tracy Truck Accident?
An investigation is underway by the CHP. When involved in an accident with a commercial commerical truck it is very important to contact and experienced injury lawyer who can properly investigate the trucking company.
Driving Around Large Commercial Trucks
Driving around a large commercial truck requires caution. Avoid overtaking a semi truck when there is stopped traffic ahead. A loaded semi truck requires the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop. It is never a good idea to tailgate behind a semi truck as this may increase your chance of being involved in an underride truck accident. When inclement conditions are present, remain on high alert when traveling near a semi truck in an adjacent lane as these trucks may lose control due to high winds and heavy rain. Scanning the roadway in front of you and maintaining a safe speed is vital when sharing the road with large commercial trucks.
Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death
Driving along a freeway in California usually means sharing the road with large commercial trucks. Truckers are required to exercise due care while traveling near passenger vehicles. Despite truck driver responsibility and regulations, accidents involving large trucks may result due to:
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Impaired Driving
- Improper Truck Maintenance
- Fatigued Driving
- Unbalanced Loads
When a victim has suffered serious injuries or even death in a truck accident, the trucking company can be held liable for incurred damages. It is important to consult with an experienced Tracy truck accident attorney to secure your rights and retrieve just compensation for your losses.
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Tracy Truck Accident Lawyer & Personal Injury Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy truck accident attorney. Accidents involving large trucks often result in fatalities. If you or a member in your family has suffered serious harm or death in an accident, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. You may reach me toll-free by calling (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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Information Credit: http://fox40.com/2018/01/09/fatal-accident-closes-all-lanes-on-northbound-i-5-south-of-tracy/
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