Many California auto accidents tend to occur in large batches around Thanksgiving, simply because nearly everyone is traveling to visit loved ones. An unfortunate fact for people who scan the news is that many people forget to check for road and traffic conditions while they’re spending time with their family.
As the San Jose Mercury News notes, a California fatality occurred when a driver lost control and collided with a big rig trailer. California Highway Patrol Officer Sam Morgan told the newspaper what happened:
Witnesses reported seeing a white Toyota Corolla travel in and out of lanes on the highway then collide with the big rig’s trailer, Morgan said.
The collision caused the Corolla’s driver to lose control, and the car traveled through a small brush area before coming to rest on the Buchanan Street offramp. The driver, who was alone in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, Morgan said.
Although the big rig did not stop at the scene, the crash is not necessarily being investigated as a hit-and-run because the driver of the Corolla appears to be at fault and the big rig driver may not know an accident occurred, Morgan said.
Stay safe this weekend. Get rest before you pack up and deal with California traffic. With Black Friday shopping deals bringing millions out onto the road, check the weather and make sure that you end up the weekend thankful, and not in need of a California personal injury lawyer.
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