Driver of Overturned Cement Truck Ran Stop Sign

An overturned cement truck closed down a stretch of Ranchero Road in Hesperia Saturday morning. According to deputies, the truck driver did not see the stop sign at the intersection of Ranchero Road and Maple Avenue. Another vehicle was traveling south on Maple Avenue approaching the intersection when the truck driver noticed the stop sign. He slammed the brakes and attempted to swerve out of the vehicle’s way, which caused the truck to flip onto its side.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries in the crash. No other vehicles were involved and one else was hurt. The crash happened around 7 a.m. The overturned cement truck was blocking both lanes of Ranchero Road for several hours before the scene was cleared.

Police say the truck driver was unfamiliar with the area and that he was unable to see the stop sign because the sun was in his eyes.

“Being unfamiliar with an area is all the more reason to drive cautiously and pay close attention to traffic signals. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt in this crash,” 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 at (760) 777-7777 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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