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.
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.
Whenever a car accident occurs on the roadways of California, there is always a lot at stake for anyone that is involved. There may be injuries to deal with, and there may be lawsuits that arise as a result. However, in the case of a truck accident, there may sometimes seem like there is even more at stake.