[10-19-2022] Placer County, CA – A Semi-Truck and Delivery Truck Collide near Blue Canyon, Closing Westbound I-80

According to the local news, a two-big-rig collision happened with unspecified injuries on westbound Interstate 80, which was closed at Blue Canyon.

According to a tweet from Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, the collision involved a semi-truck and a delivery truck.

The investigation into the collision is still ongoing.

Big Rig Accident Statistics

Large tractor-trailers and semis that we frequently share the road with are known as “big rigs” by the general public. You can use both terms to refer to trucks used for business purposes.

Tractor-trailer collisions result in shockingly high numbers of fatalities when compared to other types of car accidents. The size of semi-trucks and other big rigs is primarily to blame. More space is required for a semitrailer to pull a heavy load to a stop.

One person is killed in a truck-related accident in the US every 15 minutes. In America, transportation-related accidents claim the lives of nearly 500,000 people annually, including 5,000 truck drivers.

Truck accidents cause roughly 113 fatalities and close to 3,000 injuries each year in California. Between 200 and 300 people in the Golden State are killed annually in truck accidents.

Between 2009 and 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, there were a record number of fatalities attributed to semi-truck accidents. In 2015, a tractor-trailer collision caused one in ten deaths on American roads.

When pursuing a large truck moving less than 40 mph, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advises leaving 4 seconds between vehicles. A second must be added when driving at a speed greater than forty miles per hour.



Big Rig Accident Lawyers in Placer County

If another driver’s negligence resulted in your injuries from a truck accident, you have the legal right to pursue compensation. There is a sizable challenge that must be overcome.

Find a lawyer knowledgeable about truck accident cases and skilled at estimating your potential financial loss.

With cases involving semis, buses, and other commercial vehicles, we have a wealth of experience. They will see that the negligent driver is punished and that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.

Arash Law’s Placer County big rig accident attorneys are well-versed in all insurance providers’ strategies to minimize payouts for big rig accidents. We are also able to conduct exhaustive investigations as a result of our extensive connections with trustworthy experts.

Have you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a commercial vehicle? If you’ve been hurt in a big rig accident in California, call (888) 488-1391 or fill out an online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. Our top priority is getting you the compensation to which you are entitled.