Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Truck Jackknife Accidents

VACAVILLE, Calif. –  There was a real-life “Chicken Run” playing out on the westbound Interstate 80 about 2 a.m. Thursday morning when two big rigs collided after one jackknifed into the other spilling a load of some 5,000 chickens into the freeway.

The collision, which took place at Lagoon Valley Road, killed many of the chickens, but those that survived were running all over the interstate, according to California Highway Patrol on the scene of the accident.

Additionally, truck accident lawyers have learned, there were no immediate reports of injuries for either of the truck drivers, however, two people in a vehicle traveling behind the two tractor trailer trucks sustained minor injuries.

The incident blocked all lanes in both directions for roughly two hours while crews cleaned up the debris from the incident. Live chickens were taken to a nearby chicken rescue.

When a truck driver slams on his brakes it can result in the vehicle jackknifing or in other words the trailer is spun around and ends up beside the truck’s cab, truck accident lawyers say. These types of accidents can be serious because the trailer often blocks the road and oncoming traffic can plow into the truck’s trailer.

“Serious injuries can result after a collision with a truck due to the sheer size of these vehicles compared to the typical passenger car on the road,” said Emery Ledger, a truck accident lawyer at Ledger & Associates in Newport Beach.

Ledger & Associates specializes in handling truck accident cases for clients who have been injured or lost a family member in an accident. Serious injuries are often the result of any collision with a truck and victims should be compensated for their medical expenses as well as lost wages and pain and suffering, truck accident lawyers say.

Call 1-800-300-0001 for a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer at Ledger & Associates today.