Car Carrier Driver Sets Off Eight-Vehicle Crash

The car carrier driver who caused an eight-car pileup on northbound Highway 101 in Sonoma County on Tuesday was driving on a suspended license. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials say 46-year-old William Sanford was driving a carrier loaded with cars when he struck a Dodge Ram pickup truck at 11:50 a.m. The Ram overturned, striking several vehicles. The big rig continued driving, striking more vehicles. One of the cars being carried on the big rig fell onto the center divider.

The CHP says Sanford took his eyes off the road and didn’t realize traffic had come to a standstill. The Ram driver, 59-year-old Boris Ivanov sustained injuries including a broken arm. Sanford was also hospitalized for unspecified pain. Officials later discovered Sanford was driving on a suspended license.

“Investigators need to find out how this big rig driver was able to get behind the wheel with a suspended license, and the company should be held responsible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a truck accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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