Chain Controls In Effect after Alta Auto Accident on Interstate 80
ALTA, CA (January 27, 2021) – Monday, lanes were blocked after multiple spinouts and crashes on Interstate 80.
According to the CHP, the eastbound traffic was stalled because of the crashes. One of the crashes involved a jack-knifed big rig that has closed all lanes near Drum Forebay.
Because of the continuous snowfall in the Sierra, the authorities initiated chain controls on Interstate 80 for those headed east from Drum Forebay to Cisco Grove.
By 8:05 p.m., the eastbound Interstate 80 has reopened, said the California Highway Patrol. However, the chain controls remained in effect.
If you feel yourself drifting into other lanes due to fatigue or any other reason, safely pull over and rest before continuing to drive. You can also call a friend or an Uber to pick you up if you feel like it would be unsafe to drive.
Ways to Deal with Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Each year, around 20-50 million people are injured or become disabled due to an auto crash. To avoid suffering from such incidents, practice safe driving habits on the road at all times.
As a driver, it’s your responsibility to do it even when it is empty, even when there is no police officer around to make sure you make, say, a complete stop.
Even with the best driving habits, it is still important to know what to do if you find yourself in a motor vehicle accident
Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers says, “The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, they will secure your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.”
If you’re involved in a serious traffic accident, call us. Sweet Lawyers have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your auto accident, personal injury, or disability case. We promise to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.