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Tractor-trailer accident leaves one dead and eight injured

Eight people are injured and one person is dead after a tragic accident that occurred recently in California. The accident involved a total of 11 cars and one big rig. The tractor-trailer accident occurred when a big rig that was hauling a double load of sand lost control of his vehicle.

At the time the driver lost control, he was traveling northbound on Highway 17. The initial loss of control caused a chain reaction collision and, ultimately, led to the truck driver's vehicle jumping the guardrail and landing on the Old Santa Cruz Highway frontage road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the scene of the accident was horrific and graphic. The wreckage spanned across an eighth of a mile, and three vehicles were so badly damaged that the occupants were trapped inside. There were at least five ambulances that came to the scene of the accident and a life flight helicopter was also called to the scene.

All accidents have the potential to be dangerous and can cause serious injuries. However, when an accident involves numerous vehicles that vary in size from a passenger vehicle to an 18-wheel commercial motor vehicle, the possibility of severe injuries only heightens.

After an accident, there is often an investigation to determine what actions or circumstances led to the occurrence of the accident. Sometimes this investigation will determine that the negligence of one or more parties led to the collision. If it is determined that one or more parties was negligent, they may be responsible for providing monetary compensation to the other individuals who suffered injuries and needed medical treatment as a result.

Source: CBS SF Bay Area, "Deadly Big Rig Accident Shuts Down North Highway 17 In Santa Cruz Mountains," July 10, 2014

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