Windy Weather Knocks Over Big Rig on Highway 111

Windy weather caused a big rig to overturn on Highway 111 in Palm Springs Monday morning. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 111 near Overture Drive.

The overturned big rig blocked traffic at the I-10 off-ramp in Whitewater until about noon. Cleanup crews removed 15 gallons of leaked oil from the dirt shoulder.

Why is Windy Weather Dangerous for Trucks?

Windy weather can create serious problems for drivers. Heavy winds are especially dangerous for large trucks, as they are much more difficult to control in such weather. The surface of a big rig’s trailer creates a large “sail area” that can be caught by the wind. The larger the sail area, the more likely a vehicle is to be affected by wind pressure. This can result in a big rig being pushed out of its lane, or worse, overturning.

If you are driving during windy weather, try to steer clear of large trucks and buses, especially if you notice they are driving too fast for conditions. Additionally, follow these 7 tips for driving safely during high winds.

“We’re relieved no one was seriously hurt in this big rig accident. Please drive carefully during these windy days,” 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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