Truck drivers have a great deal of responsibility, and to be safe on the road, they must fully focus on the task at hand. In order to do so, drivers must be well-rested, and since long-haul drivers often must endure very long trips involving many hours of driving in one stretch, they struggle at times to fit sufficient sleep into their schedules. Unfortunately, in their efforts to do so, trucking accidents sometimes occur, and this is what happened in an incident on a California freeway.
Drivers of big rigs are not often the ones who suffer severe injuries when they are involved in collisions. In most truck accidents, it is the occupants of smaller vehicles that are worst off. However, on a recent Thursday evening, an alleged impaired driver caused a crash that sent the truck operator to a California hospital with serious injuries.
A recent hit-and-run accident on a California highway has left two people injured. The accident, which happened on a Thursday evening in August, is an illustration of how trucking accidents impact lives. The accident happened just before 11:00 p.m.
Large trucks are a reality on roads across the country. There is little doubt that these vehicles play an enormous role in the U.S economy, but it is also true that truck accidents create havoc. There are a number of risk factors contributing to the prevalence of accidents involving these big rigs.
Large semitrailers crisscross the roads of California on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this also means that the occupants of much smaller passenger vehicles are at significant risk. When large trucks are involved in a fatal accident, the occupants in a smaller vehicle are more likely to lose their lives.
The number of commercial vehicles that are out on California roads increases with each new day. As a consumer, you may rely on these trucks to transport a variety of goods from place to place, but with the inherent size and weight of a semi, as a driver, their presence may also pose a threat to your safety.
A recent fatal crash on a Californian highway once again illustrates the tragic damage one single reckless action can cause. The trucking accident happened on a Tuesday in early September. Five people died at the scene of the crash, while the sixth person died in hospital.
A crash between a motorcycle and a fire truck has cost one California city $250,000. A woman agreed to the settlement with the city of Palo Alto after losing control of her bike due to a large fire truck that was sitting in the middle of the road during a non-emergency situation. Truck accidents such as this often cause significant property damage and serious bodily harm to victims.
A recent crash between two big rigs has left one man dead and nine people injured. In one of the worst truck accidents to happen in California recently, freeway lanes were closed for hours as crews worked to clean up the debris left at the scene. The wreckage was said to have been charred and smoking for some time.
A 68-year-old man was killed in a crash which involved four other vehicles on a recent Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was operating a pickup truck that was involved in the wreck. The multiple-vehicle truck accident occurred near a rest stop, killing one driver while four others walked away with minor injuries. Trucking accidents are often a problem on California highways.