Big Rig and Pickup Truck Collide at Intersection
SACRAMENTO (July 25, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a semi-truck was involved in an accident at the intersection of 47th and Kiessig avenues this morning.
At roughly 8:45 a.m., a pickup truck and a big rig collided resulting in injuries to the pickup truck driver.
The fire department and paramedics were both dispatched to the scene resulting in the No. 2 lane of 47th Avenue being temporarily blocked off.
Pickup Truck Driver Taken to Hospital
CHP officials confirmed that the pickup truck driver was moderately hurt and transported to a nearby medical facility.
No details in regards to the cause of the collision and what exactly transpired were disclosed in the dispatch report as traffic delays only lasted for approximately 45 minutes before fully reopening.
No additional information has been released at this time.
Sacramento Personal Injury Accident Attorney
Based on the information provided in the report, the company employing the big rig driver could potentially be held liable for the collision. A thorough investigation will ensue, however, as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, those who suffered injuries following a collision may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the company responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Sacramento personal injury accident law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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