One driver was hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision south of Rosemont in Sacramento County early Tuesday morning, May 09, 2023.
California Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred near S. Watt Avenue and Jackson Road shortly after 5:30 a.m.
The SUV reportedly struck the box truck while attempting to pass the larger vehicle.
The collision caused the SUV to sustain significant damage. The driver of the SUV has been transported to the hospital. Information regarding his current condition was not immediately available.
Officers stayed at the scene and continued to interview the witnesses. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
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Truck Accident Statistics
Truck drivers and passengers are more likely to be protected in accidents than those in small vehicles. Statistics show that occupants in smaller cars have a greater chance of suffering severe injuries or even dying in collisions. It can be dangerous when a big rig or truck is involved in an accident.
As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,965 people died in truck-related accidents in the US in 2020. The number of fatalities in 2019 was 5,032. 2020 saw a decrease of 5% in the total number. Trucks are to blame for 71% of fatal car accidents in the US.
In 2020, large trucks were involved in 8.9% of fatal collisions in the US. In 2015, truck-car collisions killed at least 90 people in California. Texas and Florida also recorded at least 50 truck-related fatalities in a single year.