Big Rig Crash on Highway 99 at Mill Race Creek Shuts Roadway
Red Bluff, CA (June 19, 2020)– On Thursday afternoon, two individuals sustained injuries when a big rig crash on Highway 99 at Mill Race Creek.
The accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. on June 17. Dispatched officers responded and located the big rig crashed into a tree.
Reportedly, the big rig was heading northbound when there was a mechanical issue that forced the driver to leave the road and crash into a tree. Both the driver and another man riding in the truck sustained minor injuries and aided on the scene.
Moreover, officers closed the northbound lane for two hours and advised motorists to avoid the area.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year. In 2017, 485,866 accidents were reported solely in the state of California. It is therefore important to follow all the traffic laws to avoid these types of accidents.
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