The deaths of both drivers involved in a bus and truck accident that occurred on April 10, 2014, appear to have hindered efforts by the California Highway Patrol to determine the cause of the accident. After conducting a one-year long investigation of the head-on collision, the California Highway Patrol announced that it was unable to determine the cause of the accident.
An early-morning truck accident in Pancoima on Friday, April 17, 2015 involved a second truck and four other vehicles, and one person was killed in the pile-up. The truly unusual aspect of the story, however, is the difficulty investigators have experienced in reconstructing the sequence and cause of the collisions.
Tragedy can strike at any time and could impact multiple victims at a time. When an accident involves a public transportation vehicle, it is crucial to understand the cause of the incident so those injured can take appropriate action to protect their rights and interests.
An especially frightening collision between a school bus and a truck demonstrates again the acute hazard posed by truck driver fatigue. No one can estimate the percentage of truck drivers on California freeways and highways who are driving while seriously sleep deprived or otherwise suffering from fatigue, but no one doubts that many drivers drive without necessary sleep or breaks. The truck accident in question occurred in Washington state, but it could just as easily happened in California - or any other state.
California drivers are likely to see large trucks on city streets, local roads and on the state's highways. These trucks are busy shipping goods that will eventually make their way throughout the state and country. In particular, Los Angeles sees many trucks because of its close proximity to major shipping ports that bring goods in from around the world.
As residents of California are aware, state roadways can be quite busy at times. Therefore, it may be easier to driver a smaller vehicle in order to get places. However, busy streets mean that there will be a wide variety of other vehicles traveling the roadway and some of them may be hauling commercial loads. These types of vehicles are no match for a motorcycle and it is essential that both the motorcyclist and the truck driver exercise the utmost care in order to avoid a truck accident.
Many residents of California have been entertained for years by actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, who starred in shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," as well as in numerous movies. However, no one is immune from the possibility of a traffic accident, including beloved celebrities.
Two lanes of eastbound highway 210 in California were closed recently after a fatal accident. But this accident wasn't just any accident; it was a tractor-trailer accident involving one big rig and one SUV. As readers of this blog are aware, any 18-wheeler accident has the potential to cause serious, if not catastrophic, injuries.
Driving a loaded semi-truck in Los Angeles can be a risky endeavor, and necessitates careful skill and handling. After all, a collision involving a vehicle weighing tens of thousands of pounds can potentially be catastrophic. Semi-truck drivers must understand their vehicles acceleration and deceleration capabilities, as well as its turning radius and blind spots. The failure to drive responsibly could lead to an accident that injures another person on the road.