Big Rig Collision Results in Fire on Highway 20

1 Hospitalized Following Williams Traffic Accident

CHP reported a traffic collision involving a big rig and Dodge Durango in Williams Tuesday morning. 

The wreck took place around 6 a.m. on Highway 20 at the I-5 interchange.

It is unclear at this time what caused the two vehicles to crash. 

The Dodge driver became trapped in the vehicle as a result and was rushed to the hospital with unspecified injuries. 

It was also reported that the Dodge became engulfed in flames upon impact. 

Investigators shut down the roadway for hours as crews worked at the scene. 

An active investigation remains underway.

It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable. 

It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions. 

According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident. 

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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