Car accidents can be tragic enough if multiple vehicles are involved, but if a massive 18-wheeler is involved, the severity of the accident can increase rapidly. The size and weight of most commercial trucks can mean that those involved in an accident with one of these massive machines can receive serious injuries or even be killed. Unfortunately, one fatal truck accident in California recently took the life of one man.
The accident took place on the morning of July 11 just before 8 a.m. and involved one semi-truck and several standard vehicles. Police do not currently know what caused the truck to jackknife, but after this occurred, the commercial vehicle struck 10 other vehicles, including the vehicle driven by the deceased victim. Seven other victims were transported to the hospital with various injuries, but the driver of the truck was not injured.