[04-29-2024] San Luis Obispo County, CA – Minor Injuries Reported After Semi-Truck Vs. Work Truck Collision Along Highway 166 Near Nipomo

[04-29-2024] Minor Injuries Reported After Semi-Truck Vs. Work Truck Collision Along Highway 166 Near NipomoMinor injuries were reported after a semi-truck vs. work truck collision near Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County, on Monday afternoon, April 29, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the traffic incident occurred at about 12:50 p.m. along Highway 166 just outside of Nipomo.

One of the trucks involved reportedly overturned as a result of the crash, with its trailer blocking a chunk of the roadway. The scene also smelled of gas, and debris from the damages sustained by both trucks littered all around.

According to the reports, the incident only resulted in minor injuries, but an ambulance was called to the scene at about 1:40 p.m. The total number of injured individuals was not disclosed.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No further details were provided.

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What Should You Do After A San Luis Obispo County Truck Accident?

After a truck accident, it is essential to remain on the scene and wait for the authorities and medical personnel to arrive. Move the vehicle off the road if possible. Then, after gathering evidence to support filing a truck accident claim, inform your insurance provider and contact our award-winning law firm. Here is a detailed guide on what you should do after a truck accident in San Luis Obispo County:

  1. If possible, move vehicles to the shoulder of the road. After documenting the scene by taking pictures and videos, move your vehicle to the shoulder and turn on your hazard lights to alert other motorists. If moving the vehicles is not possible or safe, follow the instructions of emergency responders.
  2. Contact emergency responders and immediately seek medical attention. Even if you think you were uninjured, let the emergency personnel examine you, as some injuries may appear days later. Records of medical visits, diagnosis, treatment, medications, and related expenses are valuable for building a strong case.
  3. Gather information from other drivers involved. Whenever possible, exchange all necessary information with the other drivers involved in the crash. This includes each party’s name, contact number, license number, plate number, insurance provider, and policy number.
  4. If you are able, take photos and videos of the scene. Take as many pictures and videos as possible, documenting the state of your car, the other vehicles involved, any nearby objects like skid marks and guardrails, and even conversations or interactions with other people.
  5. Take photos of your injuries. Taking pictures of the injuries you or others have sustained is one essential way to document the damages you have incurred.
  6. Obtain witness testimonies. When an accident occurs, many individuals are usually around to help out. Exchange as much information as you can with them to strengthen your case.
  7. Notify your insurance provider about the accident. Don’t feel obligated to provide any official or recorded statements right away. Your financial recovery could be negatively impacted if you confess fault for the accident or allow yourself to be misled into doing so.
  8. Do not admit fault – This is one of the common mistakes people tend to make following any vehicular accident. Stick only to the facts of what happened when speaking with a police officer. Be as detailed as possible in your description of the collision.
  9. Make sure you keep a journal. A journal will help you remember every thought and emotion you have. Tracking how long it took you to improve after an accident is crucial evidence for any personal injury claim.
  10. Contact the skilled California truck accident lawyers at Arash Law. Our California truck accident lawyers go beyond finding simple and quick settlements. They identify all liable parties to get you the most money back. Furthermore, our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

If you’re having trouble securing the accident report from the authorities or an insurer keeps on calling you about the accident, our California truck accident lawyers can assist you in communicating with them.

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Truck Accidents Statistics

Large truck accidents were responsible for 4,714 fatalities in total in 2021, a 17% rise from the year before. 66% of these deaths were related to cars and other passenger vehicles, 16% were related to trucks, and 15% involved pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that there were 50% more fatalities in big truck crashes in 2021 than there were in 2009. There were 68% more truck occupant deaths in 2010 than there were in 2009.

Truck crashes can occur for a variety of reasons, as with any other accident, including driver fatigue or exhaustion, speeding, drifting out of lanes, losing control, and tire blowouts.

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