Recently, A semi-truck was on Interstate 5 in Sacramento and allegedly created a chain-reaction crash involving several vehicles.  At around 3:30 in the morning, the driver of a big-rig lost control of his tanker truck on I-5 south near Pocket Road, and struck a Honda Accord that was then rear ended by another big-truck.  According to KCRA News, the Accord appeared to be almost completely flattened due the severity of the collision.

            The driver of the tanker truck told police that he hit a bump on the road and simply spun out of control.  The CHP investigator indicated wet roads may have contributed to the crash.  After this horrible accident, the driver of the Accord was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Two others were taken to a hospital with less severe injuries.


Cause of the Sacramento Chain-Reaction Crash on I-5

            This specific accident remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. Based on the information provided by news reports, it is unclear whether speed, negligence, unsafe driving, road and/or weather conditions were factors in this accident.  The information provided does not mention the amount of rest the driver may or may not have had and the mechanical condition of the truck at the time of the accident.


Sacramento Semi-Truck Accident Injury Liability

          Situations like this one, where the victims sustain serious injuries should seek the advice of experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyers.  Attorneys who understand and are fully aware of tractor-trailer accidents like this, can ensure the injured victims rights are protected. If the evidence and witness statements lead police to conclude that the driver of the big-rig was at fault this may entitle the victims to compensation for their damages.  If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a truck and trailer please contact the Law Office of Guenard and Bozarth at 888-809-1075 or online at for a consultation with one of our lawyers.