Driving past an 18-wheeler can be an unnerving experience, and some California drivers might chalk this fear up as being somewhat irrational. Recent dash cam footage from a motorist's vehicle demonstrated just how founded those fears might be. The footage captured a truck accident that left one person injured.
At around 10:30 a.m., the 18-wheeler was headed east on the 91 Freeway. It was apparently a windy and wet day, although it is not clear if the weather conditions played a role in the accident. What the video appears to show is the tractor-trailer traveling along as normal, and then suddenly drifting across two lanes, where it struck a passenger vehicle. The force of the collision pushed both the truck and the other vehicle into a concrete divider.
The concrete barrier stopped the second vehicle, but the tractor-trailer continued and eventually came to a rest on the other side of the freeway. The driver who apparently caused the wreck survived without injuries, and no one in the two vehicles that were hit with debris suffered any harm. The driver who was directly hit by the truck was the only person injured in the collision.
The aftermath of a truck accident can be a confusing period of time. Victims may need immediate medical attention, while others might not realize how severe their injuries are until days later. California victims often need help addressing the financial side of their injuries, which can feel impossible to overcome at first. However, through the successful actions of a carefully pursued personal injury suit, most people can achieve necessary financial compensation.