Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 18, three people, including a California Highway Patrol officer, were injured in a semi-truck crash in Parkwood. The officer had stopped on California State Route 99 to assist a stranded motorist when the semi-truck approached from the north and struck the police cruiser, the impact sending it into the disabled vehicle. The officer, the driver, and his passenger were taken to local hospitals. The trucker was not injured. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California personal injury attorney.
In 2009, the most recent year for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released accident statistics, 33,808 people were killed and 2,217,000 injured in traffic accidents, the lowest number of deaths since 1950. That year, large trucks accounted for 7 percent of the vehicles involved in fatal crashes, 2 percent of those in injury accidents, and 3 percent in property-damage collisions. 73 percent of the trucks involved in fatal crashes were combination trucks.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people injured in the semi-truck crash last Monday in Parkwood.
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