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Rain Leads to Truck, Car Crashes on San Diego-Area Interstates

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on January 29, 2013 - Comments off

Many experienced San Diego County big rig accident attorneys know how inclement weather can play a role in a large truck or other vehicle crash, and the rainstorms of last week were no exception. During the downpour, several vehicle accidents took place on interstates in the San Diego area.
A jackknife accident involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles blocked traffic on Interstate 15 just south of Interstate 8, according to the California Highway Patrol. Jackknife accidents occur when a truck’s trailer can’t stop at the same speed as the tractor, which often happens on wet pavement or when brake problems occur. The trailer’s momentum pushes it into an acute angle with the tractor that looks like a partly-opened jackknife, hence the name.

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San Diego Big-Rig Truck Accident Injures Car Driver

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 20, 2010 - Comments off

A serious San Diego truck accident occurred on northbound Interstate 15 (I-15) when a big-rig truck ran over and ended up on top of a car, leaving the driver seriously injured. According to the California Highway Patrol, this San Diego freeway accident occurred south of Interstate 8 (I-8) in the Mission Valley area of San Diego shortly before 1:30 p.m. on October 19, 2010.
California Highway Patrol officers said that the truck crashed on the top of the car before it came to rest on the center divider. The smaller vehicle was crushed badly and its’ driver suffered serious injuries and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Eastbound Interstate 8 remained blocked for several hours following this truck accident until emergency crew cleared the road around 4:30 p.m. Authorities are still investigating what caused this traffic accident to occur.
From the available information, it is not clear if the truck driver’s negligence or inattentiveness lead to this accident. Now the authorities need to find out what made the truck driver land on the roof of the car. Did he lose control of the vehicle? Was there any automobile malfunction or design issue which contributed or caused the auto accident to occur? Was the truck driver driving under influence of alcohol or drugs? If the driver is indeed found at fault, he may be held liable to cover the cost of medical treatment, hospitalization costs, lost wages, and other accident related damages.
The injured car driver should consult an experienced San Diego truck accident lawyer who could help him acquire fair compensation for his pain and damages suffered. We sincerely hope and pray that the injured victim did not suffer any life threatening injuries and that he recovers completely from his injuries.

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Big Rig & Bus Crash Closes Highway 12 In Sacramento County

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 13, 2010 - Comments off

A big rig versus bus accident closed Highway 12 on October 11, 2010, afternoon in Sacramento County. According to the California Highway Patrol, this fatal Sacramento interstate trucking accident involved two other vehicles: a bus and a Chevy Blazer SUV. Stockton CHP spokesman Angel Arceo said that this three vehicle accident occurred on State Route 12 just east of the Sacramento-San Joaquin County line and south of Isleton, approximately 400 miles from San Diego.
Arceo said that the big rig truck and tractor trailer was traveling westbound when it encountered traffic, tried to slow down, and jackknifed. A transit bus carrying no passengers heading eastbound slammed into the big rig. The female drivers driving big rig and the transit bus suffered critical injuries and were transported to a nearby hospitals for treatment. The big rig truck driver was taken to John Muir hospital in the Bay Area, while the bus driver was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center.
The SUV involved in this truck accident, went down an embankment off the road, but fortunately no one suffered major injuries. This Sacramento truck accident forced closure of Highway 12 in both directions. The roadway reopened after 7:45 p.m.
This news report offers very few details about what caused this three vehicle crash. There are several unanswered questions here. Who caused the accident? Who was at fault? Did alcohol or drugs play a part? Was one of the drivers fatigued at the time of the crash? Was speed or distraction a factor? Was there an auto defect or mechanical malfunction that caused the driver to lose control?
Victims of negligent drivers often face considerable monetary adversities in addition to their physical injuries. In such cases like this one, the truck accident victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and other related damages.
It would be in the best interest of the injured victims to seek assistance from a truck accident attorney in Sacramento County.
We sincerely hope and pray that none of the injured victims sustain any life threatening injuries.

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