Oilfield Accident News
Friday, 18 September 2015
Was the Truck Driver Texting When Truck Accident Occurred?
Two people are dead and three others seriously injured after a semi-truck slammed into several vehicles on Highway 99. Officials are blaming the 18 wheeler driver for the deadly crash. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said numerous construction signs should have warned the driver to slow down.
Investigators say traffic was merging ahead of construction on Highway 99 when the truck driver failed to notice the cars in front of him had stopped. The semi slammed into a mini-van – killing one passenger inside. The 18 wheeler’s momentum continued and rolled it forward crashing into a pick-up.
The semi-truck and pickup then caught fire and the pick-up truck driver was unable to get out of his vehicle. He died at the scene. CHP said negligent inattention to traffic and construction warnings were a significant cause of the deadly crash. Three other people in the mini-van were injured. The driver of semi was not hurt.
It is unclear whether texting or cell phone use was involved. There has been a steady increase in semi-truck accidents over the last 5 years. Unfortunately truck safety standards have lagged behind and rollovers, crashes and rear-end collisions causing deaths and serious injuries are becoming a familiar scene.
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