Interstate 880 Freeway Fatal Crash; Fed Ex Truck, 2 Cars
OAKLAND, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2017) – At least one person died when a FedEx truck and two compact Honda sedans collided early Thursday morning on the southbound Interstate 880 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place about 2:53 a.m. near the 66th Avenue off ramp. One of the vehicles overturned in the collision and landed on its roof. The vehicles were blocking the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 lanes with debris scattered across lanes.
Several tow trucks were dispatched to the scene to remove the vehicles including a gray 1997 Honda Civic and a blue 1987 Honda Accord. The semi-tractor trailer Fed Ex truck was hauling roughly 30,000 pounds on its trailer.
Wrongful Death Investigation
Police are investigating this fatality to determine liability for the collision. Oftentimes, truck drivers become fatigued after many long hours driving and therefore they must adhere to strict Hours of Service guidelines to limit how many hours they may be behind the wheel. A violation of these rules would be considered negligent and the driver and truck company may be held liable for a collision. The cause of this crash has not yet been determined.
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