Multiple People Injured In Car Accident Involving Semi-Truck On Highway 99 Near Chico
CHICO, CALIFORNIA (April 15, 2019) – Multiple people were injured in a car accident on Highway 99 not far from Chico.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place sometime around 9:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes by Neal Road. For reasons that remain under investigation, a semi-trailer hauling construction equipment was involved in an accident with several other vehicles.
There was a second accident at the original crash site shortly after the first accident. An investigation into the source of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck accidents cause tens of thousands of injuries every year. Like all other drivers, truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions of the roadway. According to the California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh 10,000 lbs. They take much longer to stop than other vehicles and cause much more devastation if they are involved in an accident. When a truck driver is negligent and causes an accident they may face civil liability. Any person that is injured may have the ability to recover damages through a personal injury claim. A truck accident attorney can evaluate your case free of cost and let you know what your options are.
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