At about 7:30 a.m. on Friday, July 6th, four people were injured in a multiple-vehicle collision involving two semis on Highway 113 in Sutter County. While traveling southbound, the driver of a semi truck either neglected to decelerate for traffic stopped at a road construction site or experienced a mechanical problem and slammed into the back of a Dodge pickup that was pulling a boat. The impact sent the Dodge into a Ford pickup, which then rear-ended a Honda, sending it into another semi that was hauling logs. The first semi pinned the two pickups down off the left side of the road. Emergency responders airlifted two occupants from the Honda and one from the Ford pickup to the hospital, while the driver of the Dodge was taken by ambulance. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“When motorists are injured in a collision, the at-fault driver may be held liable for expenses associated with their recovery,” explained California truck accident attorney James Ballidis.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 619 people were killed or injured in traffic collisions in Sutter County in 2010. Sutter County accounted for none of the 236 fatal and 13 of the 4,874 injury crashes involving large trucks that occurred in the state in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the multiple-vehicle collision involving the two semis.
The Sacramento Bee originally reported this Sutter County crash.
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