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California truck driver faces charges over traffic death

Many products we take for granted would be scarce or at least far more expensive without fleets of trucks that handle most of California's shipping needs. Tractor trailers have high volume and low maneuverability when compared to cars and other passenger vehicles. This is why so much more training is involved in getting a commercial driver's license and job.

Truck driver suspected of DUI after Fresno collision

Trucks of all sizes bring important goods and materials to California. The booming construction industry in the Golden State would practically come to a halt without semitrucks. But the same advantages of large commercial vehicles may become problems if the trucker is involved in a high-speed collision with a much smaller passenger vehicle.

Truck crash injures 5 diners in Hayward restaurant

Accidents are an unfortunate fixture of driving life in California. There are so many types of vehicles on the road that minor fender-benders are often unavoidable. But one place people never expect to experience a car accident is while they are sitting down to a meal.

Chain reaction accident causes four injuries in El Dorado County

Check your rearview mirror. Look both ways. Count to five before you pass a stop sign. These bits of common sense are part of a driver's everyday adventure through California. But even the most cautious driver may be injured or experience trauma at the hands of others on the road.

Recent truck crash may have been part of a pattern

Accidents happen all the time in southern California. Most long-time veterans of freeway driving can recount an upside-down car after a collision or a truck laid low on the side of the road. Most motor vehicle crashes are minor events that are easily solved with insurance agents, but occasional accidents can cost thousands of dollars or even lives.

Clovis man killed in Fresno hit-and-run truck accident

Drivers, pedestrians and law enforcement officers work together to keep California's roads safe for all who use them. Although many of the millions of travelers in the Golden State never see an accident worse than a few paint chips, enough are injured or killed on motorways to recommend caution.

Who is responsible after a cargo shift accident?

One of the greatest dangers with semitrucks is a cargo shift while on the road. This can cause a truck to jackknife, lose control or roll over. An accident of this magnitude can impact numerous vehicles in the travel lanes around the semi, leading to injuries and even fatalities. Usually, these shifts happen because cargo is not properly loaded, not properly secured or not properly tied down.

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