Truck Carrying Hay Bales Involved in Deadly Redding Area Crash

Big-Rig Carrying Hay Bales Involved in Fatal Redding Area Crash

One person lost her life during a Redding area crash that took place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The accident reportedly involved five separate vehicles, including a large truck. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly still withholding the decedent’s identity while her family is notified regarding the incident. All other individuals who were injured during the accident reportedly suffered minor trauma, and the cause of the crash is still under California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigation.

Accident Details

The accident reportedly happened at around 10:45 a.m. near the small community of Ingot to the northeast of Redding. CHP stated that a 42-year-old man was driving a truck carrying a load of large hay bales while heading westbound on Highway 299. As the truck entered a curve in the highway, its load shifted, and six of the 1,200-pound hay bales were dislodged from its trailer.

The bales landed on eastbound highway lanes, and one of them fell directly on top of a nearby Honda, crushing it from above. Other bales collided with a Dodge pickup truck and a Subaru. After being struck by the hay bale, the Honda was thrown off-course and eventually crashed into a nearby van.


Directly after the accident happened, it was reported to CHP, and dispatchers immediately sent an emergency team out to conduct an accident response. Upon reaching the site, responders discovered that the driver of the Honda had been critically injured. Sadly, she was pronounced deceased at the location.

While truck driver reportedly suffered minor injuries, details about which other drivers sustained trauma has not been provided.


As police continue to conduct their accident investigation, officers haven’t reported any factors that are suspected to have played a role in the crash. In many cases, collisions like this one are complex issues and may have been caused by more than one major causal factor. Furthermore, a number of common accident factors can’t be controlled by truckers or drivers of passenger vehicles. These factors include roadway hazards, defective vehicle products, and more.

Furthermore, investigating fatal collisions is a difficult task for police. Because they cannot interview the decedent about the incident, police may never get a full picture of what took place. Sadly, this can lead to overlooked evidence, which may prevent families from claiming fair wrongful death compensation. To ensure accidents are fully investigated, it’s best to work with an expert lawyer who has experience investigating accidents.

Trucking Accidents and Quick Action

Trucking companies know that their businesses pose the risk of serious car accidents. Because of this, they normally take quick and aggressive action to build a legal defense against any kind of financial liability.

In order to make sure that these companies are held accountable and that your family is able to claim the payments that they deserve, it’s critical to reach out to a trusted Redding truck accident lawyer as soon as you possibly can.

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