Traffic accidents involving large vehicles such as big rigs or tractor-trailers can be very dangerous. Because of this, it is extremely important for the operators of these large vehicles to practice safe and careful driving. Recently, a motor vehicle accident involving a big rig occurred in California.
The accident happened on Monday in Tulare. That day, a man from Tollhouse was driving a vehicle along Highway 99. The man then reduced his speed because of a traffic slowdown that was occurring due to a previous vehicle crash on the road.
Reportedly, the man’s vehicle was then hit from behind by a big rig that was travelling on the highway. According to the Visalia Times-Delta, the big rig was moving at an “unsafe speed” at the time of the collision. This initial crash caused the man from Tollhouse’s vehicle to strike the car in front of it.
Reportedly, one individual was taken to a hospital with injuries after the accident. The Visalia Times-Delta article which reported this story did not mention which vehicle this individual was in or the nature and extent of his or her injuries.
As this incident shows, motor vehicle accidents involving trucks can be very harmful and can result in individuals suffering injuries. This is one of the reasons why it is so important for truck operators to drive responsibly when on the roads. This includes obeying all relevant traffic laws and not travelling at an unsafe speed. It also includes remaining aware of what nearby vehicles are doing and responding accordingly.