At about 10:17 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13th, a trucker was injured in a semi crash in Oakland. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 880 when the driver crashed into the center divider in response to a sudden movement by another semi. Authorities are investigating whether the driver of the other semi abruptly changed lanes or braked.
“Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, a fully-loaded semi truck can cause significant damage in a crash,” explained California truck accident attorney James Ballidis.
Oakland accounted for 24 of the 60 fatalities and 2,199 of the 7,304 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in Alameda County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, large trucks were involved in 9 of the traffic fatalities and 246 of the injuries suffered in Alameda County.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the trucker who was injured in the semi crash a full recovery.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this Oakland accident.
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