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August 5, 2012-San Clemente, CA-The Orange County Register reports that a Wednesday morning accident brought traffic to a halt as a large truck crash spilled debris across several lanes of I-5 near Avenida Pico off-ramp.

The crash occurred around 6:00 a.m. when a truck carrying bags of cement or paint overturned and wound up on its side, spilling its cargo onto the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Caltrans immediately dispatched workers to clean the debris to prevent further crashes or injuries, and a SIG alert was issued for the area. The debris was not completely cleared for about two hours, and CHP says that minor injuries were reported. However, officials have not released the cause of the crash at this time.

My sincere wishes for a speedy recovery go out to any victims injured in this crash and my congratulations to the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans for clearing the debris quickly to avoid further damages.

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Two people were seriously injured in an Orange County car accident after a van and a Coca-Cola truck collided at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Rio Vista Street, the afternoon of July 2, 2012. Anaheim police say a Ford Aerostar van was traveling south on Rio Vista when he ran a red light and broadsided the Coca-Cola, which was westbound on Lincoln. The male driver and female passenger in the Aerostar were transported to UCI Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Coca-Cola truck was uninjured.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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Crawford Grant Reeves, 77, was killed in a Huntington Beach car accident after the parked car in which he was sitting was struck from behind by a tow truck. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car accident occurred early morning on May 10, 2012 near the intersection of Springdale and McCarthy streets. Police say Reeves and his 13-year-old grandson were sitting in a Chevy Impala that was parked along Springdale Street when a 2011 Dodge Ram tow truck crashed into the back of the parked car. The driver of the tow truck was not injured. Reeves and his grandson were transported to an area hospital where Reeves died. His grandson did not suffer life threatening injuries. So far, no arrests or citations have been issued in connection with this fatal crash. An investigation is ongoing.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends of Crawford Grant Reeves who are mourning the loss of their loved one. We also wish the injured boy the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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In recent months, several horrifying accidents have resulted from fatigued or overworked truck drivers. Recently, a truck driver fell sleep at the wheel causing a truck accident. Peterson, the plaintiff, suffered a herniated disk in the crash, sued the driver and his employer, and was awarded 1.98 million dollars.
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The US government recently reported plans to increase truck driver’s wages iin a new effort to reduce fatalities due to common truck accident causes. A road safety remuneration tribunal will be set forth July of next year.

Truck accidents cost the economy 2.7 billion dollars last year. Studies have shown that lower rates for paying truck drivers have caused an increase in risk-taking behavior.
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Two drivers in Riverside California died after a big-rig truck accident on Route 79. At 10 a.m. between San Jacinto and Perris California, a Dodge Ram pickup truck towing a motor home lost control and veered onto traffic, colliding head on with a big-rig truck that was transporting animal feed. The impact caused both truck drivers serious injuries and they were not able to survive. Both were over the age of 70.
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Truck accidents in California are on the rise. In the United States, someone is injured in a truck accident every 16 minutes. Trucking industry profits are on a steady rise to $255.5 billion this year, and they have been taking extreme measures to save money including not replacing faulty products and product defects in their trucks.
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A U.S. Marine was injured in an Orange County car accident that involved an overturned big rig. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the truck accident occurred on southbound 5 Freeway near Christianitos Road in San Clemente, the morning of July 25, 2011. California Highway Patrol officials say a big rig sideswiped a Honda and fled the scene of the crash. Then, a box truck attempted to avoid the Honda and ended up striking another vehicle, before rolling onto its side. The Marine sustained non-life-threatening injuries in this crash.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victim who was injured in this hit-and-run car accident. I wish this person the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
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Jaime Angelina Jones, 28, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after a large truck crashed into her disabled vehicle early morning on April 27, 2011. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal truck accident occurred on the 210 Freeway near Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale. Jones was a passenger in a 2008 Kia that had become disabled after crashing into a guardrail. Shortly thereafter, a 2003 Freightliner big rig driven by a 60-year-old man struck the Kia. The 29-year-old female driver of the Kia and another 28-year-old female passenger were able to exit the car before the collision but Jones could not get out in time. The cause of the two crashes remains under investigation.

My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jaime Angelina Jones. My thoughts and prayers are with them following this tragic truck accident.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), two people were killed and 159 were injured in Irwindale car accidents. During that same year, 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries occurred due to car accidents in Los Angeles County.
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Six passengers were injured in a San Francisco truck accident involving a big rig and a San Francisco Municipal Railway streetcar the morning of March 21, 2011. According to a CBS news report, the streetcar accident occurred at the intersection of Third and 23rd streets in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. A truck with a flatbed trailer broadsided the KT-Ingleside/Third Street light rail vehicle. The six passengers in the streetcar, including one passenger who was in a wheelchair, sustained injuries, which are believed to be non-life-threatening. The injured victims were treated at the crash site and transported to local hospitals for evaluation. An investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the six victims injured in this San Francisco Muni streetcar accident. I wish them all a complete and speedy recovery.
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