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Articles Tagged with Santa Rosa truck crash law firm

bigrigDriving near a big rig truck can be nerve-wracking even for experienced drivers.  Whether you are attempting to pass one truck or feeling walled in by multiple big rigs, trucks can be intimidating.  While most truck drivers and trucking companies are conscientious and safety-minded, we cannot say that there is no reason to be afraid.  Big rig crashes injure and kill thousands each year.  Our Oakland truck crash injury lawyer is prepared to fight for the injured and for the families of those who die in truck accidents in Northern California and the neighboring regions.

Driver Injured in Fire Following Big Rig Accident on I-580 Near Livermore

CBS SF reports that a truck driver was injured after a crash between two big rigs caused a vehicle fire.  An official with the California Highway Patrol reports that the collision and resulting fire occurred on Interstate Highway 580 in unincorporated Alameda Country, near the North Flynn Road ramp east of Livermore.  The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes shortly before noon on Monday.  One driver was airlifted to the hospital with burn injuries.  Flames also caused a small grass fire, but fire crews were able to extinguish that blaze.   Lane closures were reported to last approximately two hours.

bigrigOver the years, vehicles seem to have grown with SUVs and crossover vehicles making traditional passenger cars seem almost petite.  Still, even not-so-mini-vans look almost like the Matchbook cars when they pull alongside a big-rig truck.  Despite all the advances in technology, the transportation of goods remains essential and big-rig trucks are a major part of that supply chain.  Many commercial drivers are committed to safety, but the sheer size of these vehicles make even a moment of inattention dangerous.  Big-rig accidents can be big-time catastrophes and our San Francisco big-rig crash lawyer is committed to helping the victims recover compensation from any and all parties at fault.

Big-Rig Crashes Litter Highways on Monday and Tuesday

As we write this post, CBS SF Bay Area is reporting on a multi-vehicle accident involving a big-rig truck that snarled traffic during Tuesday morning’s commute on Highway 880 near Brokaw Road in San Jose.  Few details were available in the early report, but the crash followed a rain-soaked Monday morning marked by at least two early morning accidents involving big-rigs.  CBS reported that at 2:19 AM on Monday California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) personnel responded to a call regarding a big-rig accident in the westbound lanes of Highway 580 just east of Greenville Road near Livermore.  CHP officials told reporters that the accident left the big-rig on its side across three lanes of traffic and they eventually shut down all westbound lanes to clean up the debris.  Less than half an hour after the first crash, a report came in about a second accident involving a big-rig on Highway 580, this time in the eastbound lanes.  CHP officials say that crash involved a big-rig colliding with an SUV; CHP also had to close the eastbound lanes for a period to address that incident.  The report does not say whether anyone was injured in either of Monday’s big-rig collisions.

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