A FedEx driver was involved in a truck accident on Wednesday morning in Colfax, California. The accident occurred at approximately 6:20 a.m. when a truck driver lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 80. The man was operating the truck eastbound when it overturned near Secret Town. All lanes of the roadway were blocked for several hours, and the driver was transported to the hospital for minor injuries sustained in the crash. The cause of the accident is unknown, and the authorities are continuing to investigate.
Auto accidents involving commercial trucks often result in serious injuries, significant property damage, and death. Truck accidents are typically severe due to the size and weight of the vehicle. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and when combined with speeds around 60 mph, the impact is tragic. Distracted driving, improperly loaded cargo, mechanical defects, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driver fatigue are the most common causes of truck accidents. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you have likely incurred medical bills, lost wages, and property damages. Contacting an experienced St. Louis truck accident attorney can help to recover compensation for your damages.
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