According to news reports from local television station KTLA
a semi-truck was involved in an accident with two other passenger vehicles on the 14 freeway (Antelope Valley Freeway). The accident took place during the early morning hours of Tuesday around 4:30 AM. According to CALTRANS (California Department of Transportation) the cleanup of the accident is likely to snarl traffic on the freeway during the morning rush hour traffic; with lanes not expected to reopen until at least 2:00 PM. Motorists have been advised to take alternative routes if possible including the Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road. According to investigators from the CHP the cause of the multivehicle accident has yet to be determined.
California Truck Accident Laws:
Right to Drive a Commercial Vehicle
: In the state of California trucks, semi-trucks or other commercial motor vehicle require a specialized knowledge. As such motorists laws require truck drivers to carry special licensing. This special license is referred to as a CDL, or a Commercial Drivers License.
Financial Responsibility in Truck Accidents
: Given their large size and high likelihood of catastrophic injuries resulting from collisions the state of California imposes minimum commercial insurance requirement on owners and operators of large truck and big rigs. There is a $750,000 combined single limit when the Gross Vehicle Weight of a vehicle is more than 10,001 lbs.
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