In a fairly bizarre turn of events, the driver of a big rig who nearly choked on food he was eating stands accused of causing a fatal collision in California. The tragic truck accident happened not too far from Sacramento when the driver of a tractor trailer lost consciousness after choking on food. While he did return to alertness fairly quickly, that awakening came too late for the two people who died and the two others who were injured in the incident.
Rollover accidents can be frightening for the average person traveling in a car or SUV. Whenever rollover accidents involve people traveling on a bus, however, it can be even more terrifying. One recent California accident involved a tour bus that flipped over, killed seven people and caused injuries to more than 30 others.
A truck accident can take place so quickly that it may be difficult for vehicles traveling behind tractor-trailers to stop in time to avoid a collision. This fact can be especially true if one of those vehicles is another semi. This appears to be what happened in a recent fatal truck accident that resulted in the death of a motorist driving a much smaller car.
When drivers take to California roadways, they owe a duty of reasonable care toward other drivers, vehicle passengers and pedestrians alike. Unfortunately, a car or truck accident can happen much more quickly than many people can anticipate. Too often, such truck accidents prove fatal to victims and sometimes lead to wrongful death lawsuits in order for surviving family members to cover their financial losses after an unexpected death.
The sheer size of most big rigs and tractor-trailers means that truck accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries. In worst-case scenarios, these types of crashes can lead to death for those involved. One recent California truck accident resulted in the loss of a 46-year-old man's life. Now, his family may be left scrambling for answers in the wake of this tragic crash.