A driver was killed, and another was injured after a semi-truck collision near Stockton late Tuesday morning, May 16, 2023.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal collision happened around 11:45 a.m. between Alpine Road and Highway 88.
A semi-truck carrying 60 cattle overturned and pinned an SUV and its driver underneath.
The SUV’s female driver was extricated but declared dead at the scene, while the semi-truck’s driver sustained minor injuries.
A veterinarian was called to examine any cattle that needed to be put down.
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Truck accidents can be hazardous or fatal. It is essential to prioritize protecting your rights, safety, and health. Follow these steps after a truck collision to ensure safety and proper handling of the situation:
- It is recommended to call 911 immediately in case of an accident.
- To ensure your safety, it is recommended that you wait for the authorities in a secure location. If possible, move disabled vehicles to the side of the road.
- When interacting with a legal or insurance authority, refrain from making assumptions. Instead, provide only factual information.
- Seek medical attention promptly. When it comes to internal injuries, running tests and scans can help identify them, even if there are no visible symptoms.
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- Obtain a copy of the final report. Make a formal request to the local authorities.
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Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
Truck drivers and passengers are more likely to be safe in an accident than those in smaller vehicles. In the event of an accident, the occupants of smaller vehicles have a higher risk of severe injury or death. The results can be disastrous when a semi-truck or other large vehicle 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.