There are many reasons a tractor-trailer, flatbed, or other type of large truck could cause a bad accident. Truck accidents often involve:
- Brake malfunctions
- Tire blowouts
- Head-on collisions
- Wide-turn accidents
- Trucker inexperience
- Fatigued, drowsy, distracted, or impaired truck driver.
An experienced California truck accident attorney can identify the cause of a crash and file documents to protect evidence - like surveillance video and black box records - before it is routinely destroyed.
Where do truck accidents happen in California?
Truck accidents can happen anywhere – on rural back roads, highways, neighborhood streets, and shores, for example. However, some locations experience more crashes than others. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, multiple fatal truck accidents have occurred at these and other spots in California:
- Los Angeles – I-5, 16th St, Washington Blvd
- Corona – I-10, San Bernadino Fwy
- San Diego – I-15
- Bakersfield – CA-178, CA-99
- Sacramento – I-5, I-80, US-50, CA-99