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FedEx truck jumps median, causes fatal crash

A FedEx truck that lost control on a highway recently crashed into another vehicle and killed the driver. The wreck happened near Sacramento, California and seems to have only involved two vehicles. Very little information has been released regarding the wreck, so at this point speculation is all that can really be done.

With that in mind, let's learn a few lessons from this story based on the limited information we have. The first thing to realize is that the investigation into any motor vehicle accident is very important. It may take some time -- and being patient can be tough -- but the conclusions of the investigation could sink or support your side of the case. Additionally, if new evidence is presented to investigators after the report is released, the conclusions made by investigators may change.

Another lesson here is to realize that any driver could lose control of his or her vehicle, regardless of what type of vehicle it is. Mechanical failures or sudden events that cause true "accidents" can happen to anyone. However, that does not mean someone is blameless in an accident.

Third and finally, trucks are inherently present dangerous circumstances to other people on the road. Their size and power make them dangerous, no matter how safe the driver operating the vehicle may be. If you are injured in a truck accident, there could be complicated legal factors involved in your specific case. No two cases are the same, so it behooves any injured parties that are considering legal action to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Source: ABC 10, "Lanes reopen after fatal crash involving FedEx truck partially closed I-5," Dec. 10, 2015

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