Multiple victims were injured in a major accident involving tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles in Ceres. It happened on Mitchell Road near the bridge over the Tuolumne River at 5:09 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, December 13.
Ceres Courier reported that the multi-vehicle crash happened due to periods of immense fog and low visibility in the area. A total of 15 vehicles were involved in the accident, three of which were tractor-trailer rigs. Due to the severity of the accident, various vehicles were extensively damaged and approximately 150 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled all over the roadway.
Paramedics and several other responders were sent to the scene to assist those in need. A total of six people sustained various injuries and were sent to local hospitals for treatment. Their conditions are not currently known.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident at this time.
Truck Accident Hazards in Stanislaus County
Stanislaus County is no stranger to truck accidents, which occur monthly throughout the county. Because of the long hours that truck drivers put in on our roads, it is not uncommon for serious collisions to stem from distracted driving, fatigued driving, speeding, and more. Truck drivers have to meet strict deadlines but ensure that they get plenty of sleep and abide by special precautions to prevent catastrophic accidents.
According to California’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), approximately 135 truck-involved collisions took place throughout all of Stanislaus County in 2022. Out of these accidents, a total of 15 people were killed and 162 individuals sustained injuries. No matter what circumstances lead to a truck accident, they are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads.
With 2024 approaching, truck drivers and passenger vehicle drivers alike can work together to ensure the safety of others on our roads is always being protected. At the end of the day, the goal is to ensure that all parties return home safely to their families and loved ones.
A note about Ceres truck accidents…
The aftermath of a truck accident can be a scary and confusing time in your life. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you may wonder what benefits you have through a personal injury claim. Truck companies employ big-name insurance companies to protect their interests, which can lead to a complex claim you are not prepared to face on your own.
Victims of truck accidents have many rights and options under California law as they move forward with a claim. You can read more about how you can gain the support you need during these difficult times by visiting my page on Modesto and surrounding area truck accident claims.