Multiple Semis Crash on I-15 near Barstow

Multiple semis were involved in a collision last month on northbound I-15 between Lenwood Road and Outlet Center Drive. According to scanner reports, the crash involved four semi trucks. One of the semis overturned in the collision, which occurred around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17.

Two people reported injuries from the crash. Police shut down northbound I-15 for several hours. As a result, motorists on I-15 experienced major traffic delays. The cause of the multiple semi collision is under investigation.

Speed Often a Factor in Semi Crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cites speed as a factor in 23% of accidents in their Large Truck Crash Causation Study. What’s more, the only other factor that ranked higher in causing large truck crashes was the use of prescription or illicit drugs. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) also reports that the most common violation for these big rigs is speeding.

“The increasing number of big rigs on our highways presents a serious threat to the safety of other motorists. We need a better method of monitoring the speed of these huge trucks and ensure the safety of everyone on the road,” 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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