Another Caltrans Worker Struck on the Road
Earlier this week, a contractor with Caltrans was struck and injured by a suspected distracted driver on Interstate 80. According to CBS Sacramento News Channel 13, the contractor was in a Caltrans van at the time of the crash. The wreck reportedly happened at about 11:40 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 near the Manual Campos Parkway in Solano County. Very few details about this apparent case of distracted driving have been released, but we do know that a Ford pickup truck struck the Caltrans vehicle.
Caltrans Contractor with Veterans Outreach Program Injured
At the time of the crash, the Caltrans contractor crew was working on a freeway cleanup project in the area. One of the contractors had to be rushed to a local hospital for treatment of major injuries, and another one also suffered from minor injuries. These contractors were working with Caltrans as part of the Veterans Outreach Program. There has been no word on either person’s current condition or on the full extent of their injuries.
Distracted Driving Crashes on I-80
Officials with the California Highway Patrol are looking into distraction as a possible factor in this crash. Sadly, this wreck happened only about a week after a suspected distracted driver took the life of a CHP officer during a recent traffic stop. That wreck happened on I-80 near Fairfield.
Don’t Drive Distracted
Unlike Drinking and driving, there is no clear-cut and immediate test for determining distraction behind the wheel. A variety of behaviors, including texting, can be considered distractions while driving. It often requires additional investigative efforts to determine if somebody was distracted at the time of a crash. If you suspect the driver who caused your injury crash was distracted, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. You attorney can stay on top of any investigative details and make sure no stone is left unturned.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving a distracted driver in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.