SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY March 1, 2018 (CBS13) – A big rig crashed Thursday and was hanging off an overpass south of Tracy. The crash happened late Thursday morning near the Westley Rest Area at the eastbound Interstate 5 and 580 connector. The big rig was removed from the area. Fortunately there were no injuries resulting from the accident. Traffic, however was snarled for miles surrounding the area for several hours after the wreck was cleared.
It was later determined that weather played a factor in this incident as it does in so many others!
In light of the recent rain we have been hit with in the area, we want to share a few things we have learned about vehicle accidents caused by inclement weather.
Every year in the US, poor weather conditions are cited as a factor in over 13,000 collisions, and that make up for 23% of all motor vehicle accidents in the country.
Every year in the US, poor weather conditions are cited as a factor in over 13,000 collisions. Commonly, these accidents are the result of drivers failing to exercise caution during poor weather conditions. Per the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT), 23% of all vehicle accidents are due to poor weather conditions.
Fog, ice, rain, and even snow can create hazardous driving conditions here in Northern California. Often, vehicles that are travelling faster than is safe for the conditions are unable to stop in time on a wet, icy or low-visibility roadway, and cause accidents.
— Carlos Correa (@CarlosCorrea2) March 1, 2018
If you have been injured due to someone else’s driving recklessly in inclement weather, the the Law offices of Zappettini and Bradley can help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Law Offices of Zappettini and Bradley, we are here to protect your right to compensation after a weather related automobile accident. With more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims, our attorneys are well equipped to handle your car accident injury case and to share with you the things insurance companies do not want you to know. Call us today at (916) 457-5022 or fill out our online contact form for a FREE case evaluation!