Man Suffers Major Injuries in Crash on 505 Freeway
One person sustained major injuries after a car accident involving a semi-truck on Sunday in Woodland, CA.
It was at 3:29 p.m. when the crash took place within the northbound lanes of the 505 Freeway.
According to CHP, a Toyota Rav4 collided with the truck for unknown reasons.
The injured party was airlifted to the hospital for treatment.
This also resulted in a closure of all northbound lanes for about an hour.
CHP is actively investigating the collision to determine fault.
Larger 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.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
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.