Multiple people were injured in a recent tractor-trailer accident on a California highway. The collision involved both personal and commercial vehicles, including the 18-wheeler operated by the driver who apparently caused the accident, and a popular local taco truck. At least one person was seriously injured, which is not uncommon for truck accidents involving big rigs.
According to reports, the 18-wheeler struck the taco truck from behind, sparking a chain-reaction of collisions. The driver of the taco truck went into a spin, hitting two other motor vehicles and the center divider before the vehicle rolled onto its side. The accident apparently also caused the top of the taco truck to blow out.
A passenger in one of the vehicles hit by the taco truck suffered major injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. Other individuals reportedly suffered minor injuries, but authorities did not disclose how many other victims there were or the nature of their injuries. What factors might have played a role in the rear-ending collisions also remain unclear.
Truck accidents tend to involve severe injuries due to the sheer size of 18-wheelers, and yet the truck drivers often escape with minimal injuries, if any. For victims in smaller passenger vehicles, recovery can be difficult and overwhelming, particularly if they are unable to work and cannot afford their medical treatment. Personal injury claims are often effective at helping California victims seek necessary compensation for their injuries and other related damages, such as emotional trauma and lost wages.