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Stockton, CA – Big Rig Crash Involving Motorcyclist Causes Injuries on I-5 near Westley Rest Area

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Stockton, CA (December 12, 2021) – A traffic accident involving a big rig and a motorcycle happened on an interstate in Stockton on the morning of December 9. Information from the California Highway Patrol states that the incident occurred around 6:20 a.m. 

Authorities stated that the crash took place on Interstate 5 near the Westley Rest Area. Preliminary reports state that a motorcycle rider was in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 when a crash with a big rig propelled them off of their bike. 

The biker was then struck by another truck. Numerous responders were dispatched to the scene to provide assistance including paramedics and fire crews. 

Information around the severity of injuries to the motorcyclist and their current health condition has not been released at this time. Police in Stockton continue to investigate. 

Our thoughts are with those involved. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. 

Truck Crashes in California

Close to 3,000 people sustain injuries in truck crashes throughout California every year. Commercial vehicles, weighing up to 80,000 pounds, have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to victims involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles. Often extremely overwhelming, the mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents can scar victims for life. 

Vehicles often overturn when involved in accidents with large trucks. When this happens,  it usually indicates that one or both vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed. High-speed accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive and costly medical treatment.

Oftentimes, traffic collisions are the result of the negligent actions of other motorists. Accidents of this nature usually include people engaging in careless and unsafe driving behaviors such as texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and more. To worsen matters, injured victims often face lost wages, stacking medical bills, and thousands of dollars needed to replace or repair their vehicles. When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a truck accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Truck Accident Attorneys in Stockton

Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team in the aftermath of your crash can make an enormous difference in your ability to recover. Since 1983, the Stockton personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped victims protect their legal rights after being injured in truck accidents caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve after enduring overwhelming mental, physical, and financial consequences as a result of another person’s negligence. 

We provide effective and aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries, and recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Stockton at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. By scheduling a free case evaluation, we will review the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine what legal options are available to help you get the justice you deserve.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Stockton.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Stockton and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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