Overturned Tractor-Trailer Creates Big Hole on I-15

An overturned tractor-trailer caused major delays on northbound I-15 in Victorville Friday morning. The crash happened around 4 a.m. north of Mojave Drive, when the driver lost control of the trailer, causing it to overturn. The trailer crash caused a 40-yard gouge in the No. 2 lane.

Two lanes were shut down while the scene was cleared and the roadway was repaired. Northbound traffic was significantly backed up during the cleanup. The lanes were cleared around 10 a.m., but traffic remained backed up past Bear Valley Road for a while. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks are responsible for 500,000 accidents every year. Ten percent of those end in at least one fatality. With the long hours truck drivers are often subjected to, fatigue is frequently a factor in these crashes.

“Our roadways are constantly being affected by these big rig crashes,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group. “We need to consider the obvious imbalance in physics on our highways, and rebalance the rules for public safety.”

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 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 an auto 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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