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Box Truck and Motorcycle Crash on Calaveras [Calaveras County, CA]

Box Truck and Motorcycle Crash on Calaveras [Calaveras County, CA]

Box Truck and Motorcycle Crash on Calaveras [Calaveras County, CA]

Box Truck and Motorcycle Crash on Calaveras Shuts Roadways

 
Calaveras County, CA (June 26, 2020) – A box truck and motorcycle crash shut Highway 49 near the Calaveras-Tuolumne county line.
 
The crash was impacting traffic near the Stevenot Bridge. Both directions were closed at around 8:46 a.m during cleanup and preliminary duties and reopened at about 10 a.m.
 
 
No other information is released. Further investigation is ongoing.
 
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 accidents similar to that in Calaveras.

Safety Driving Tips

  • Aim high in steering, i.e., don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you, but rather what is down the road. If the drive is winding to the right, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your shifts smoother.
  • Scan the road 1/2 mile a full mile ahead to recognize potential hazards in time.
  • Be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergency situations.
  • Use road signals to communicate with those you are driving alongside.
  • What to do after an accident