A recent fatality following a California traffic collision stresses the importance of practicing the highest levels of automotive safety, especially when merging with high speed traffic on the freeway.
The California Highway Patrol reported that a man died this weekend after being hospitalized following a collision with a tractor-trailer hauling potentially hazardous chemicals. According to the Highway Patrol, the man, from the town of La Quinta, was pulled over the shoulder of the road on Highway 86, near Highway 78, when he pulled his pickup truck out into the path of a big rig truck. The truck rear-ended the smaller vehicle pushed toward the median strip at the center of the highway, where the larger vehicle rolled over and spilled chemicals on the asphalt. A hazardous materials response crew was dispatched to clean the chemical spill, making it necessary to reroute traffic. Medics flew the man to the Palm Springs Desert Regional Medical Center following the collision, which occurred on Highway 86 at approximately 6:27 a.m. Friday.
Automotive collisions far too often result in tragedy. Even the victims who do survive can be afflicted with lifelong injuries and crippling medical bills. As a licensed Roseville auto accident attorney, I’ve helped many accident victims reclaim their lives after an auto collision. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident, I urge you to consider contacting an experienced Roseville personal injury lawyer.