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Motorcyclist Killed After Accident with Semi-truck on Highway 132, near Blossom Road in Stanislaus County, California

Stanislaus County, California — An accident with a tractor-trailer Sunday morning claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

According to reports, the collision occurred when a tractor-trailer attempted to make a left turn, and the motorcyclist, traveling in the same direction, collided with the larger vehicle.

The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the incident.

Authorities have determined that neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the accident.

Thoughts on large trucks and left-turn fatal accidents

Accidents involving large trucks making left turns are, unfortunately, common occurrences on our roadways. These incidents often result in devastating consequences, as seen in the recent collision that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

The nature of these accidents stems from several factors. Firstly, due to their size and weight, semi-trucks require more time and space to complete a left turn compared to smaller vehicles, increasing the risk of a collision, especially if other cars are traveling in the same direction.

Furthermore, some turning lanes may be narrow, leaving little room for error. In such environments, the margin for safety becomes even slimmer, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

In light of this incident, an investigation needs to take place to examine the circumstances leading up to the collision. Trained professionals can assess whether the truck driver adhered to safety protocols, such as using turn signals, checking blind spots, and ensuring the intersection was clear before initiating the turn.

The surviving family of the motorcyclist deserves answers regarding the preventability of this tragedy. If the accident resulted from negligence or oversight on the truck driver’s part, the family deserves to know.

Accountability prevents similar accidents and ensures the safety of all road users.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.




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