Fatality Big Rig Accident Closes West...

Fatality Big Rig Accident Closes Westbound I-80 in Placer County

There are 29 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Mar 4, 2008, titled Fatality Big Rig Accident Closes Westbound I-80 in Placer County. In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

The California Highway Patrol confirms one fatality. Our News10 crew on the scene says a big rig driver may have fallen asleep and hit a Caltrans truck.

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“ah! kitty love!”

Since: Dec 07

Placer Co, CA

#1 Mar 4, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the truck driver and any one else involved.
Pab

Auburn, CA

#2 Mar 4, 2008
R2G2plusA wrote:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the truck driver and any one else involved.
I agree with your post. Although I don't know the details of this accident I must add that this past Saturday the wife and I went to Reno for the day. It really seems like the trucks are travelling much faster than ever before. I was doing 70 MPH on one of the downhills and I had two trucks passing me and the car in front of me. Now we must realize that the speed limit in CA for semis is 55 MPH and that a fully loaded one going downhill at 70+ MPH is about impossible to stop in a reasonable distance.
I believe that the CHP should enforce speed and tailgating laws in that stretch of road and perhaps some if not most of these accidents would be eliminated.
well

Sacramento, CA

#3 Mar 4, 2008
poor guy! RIP!
FedUP

United States

#4 Mar 4, 2008
Pab wrote:
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I was doing 70 MPH on one of the downhills and I had two trucks passing me and the car in front of me. Now we must realize that the speed limit in CA for semis is 55 MPH and that a fully loaded one going downhill at 70+ MPH is about impossible to stop in a reasonable distance.
I believe that the CHP should enforce speed and tailgating laws in that stretch of road and perhaps some if not most of these accidents would be eliminated.
I believe that you should turn yourself in for speeding. As the old saying goes "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"
Pab

Auburn, CA

#5 Mar 4, 2008
FedUP wrote:
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I believe that you should turn yourself in for speeding. As the old saying goes "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"
I will right after all the cars and trucks that passed me turned themselves in. You must be a trucker and must be one to speed. It is not a problem on I-5 south of Sacramento but traveling at over 70 MPH on a car's bumper on the downhills of I- 80 is not cool, I don't care who or what you are.
As far as speeding I was going 5MPH above the limit in a 3000 pound car while the truckers were going 15 MPH over their limit in a 80,000 pound death ram.
Do you see the difference or are you so blinded that nothing but you opinion counts.
Hopefully you don't kill anyone with your attitude.
sir

United States

#8 Mar 4, 2008
why dont you all try driving a truck before bit*ch*ing and babbling on about shi*t you dont know one thing about.. expecially "Pab and TAP"
kenny

Sacramento, CA

#9 Mar 5, 2008
Truck drivers are over worked. I travel on the interstates everyday and witness many times big rigs losing control because they are tired.
Come on

Placerville, CA

#10 Mar 5, 2008
"Big rig drivers THINK they own the road because they're SOOOOO BIG. They don't. They LOVE to tailgate and, with all that weight, they will cause someone to get killed."

Not all do, so your sweeping statement sounds ridiculous. Most of them are just trying to work for a living, getting a load somewhere so they can be paid. They have to deal with a lot of idiots out on the road, just as some of us have to deal with the occasional dumbarse truck driver who is speeding or tailgating and putting others in danger.

Just remember, in case you forgot, that for those of us who drive passenger vehicles, we will never win against a big rig. Get over, and enjoy a more slow-paced ride to where you need to go.
Pab

Auburn, CA

#11 Mar 5, 2008
sir wrote:
why dont you all try driving a truck before bit*ch*ing and babbling on about shi*t you dont know one thing about.. expecially "Pab and TAP"
Wonderful, enlightening post. With that display of intellect I can see why you drive a truck. Can you read signs such as Stop, Yield, Speed Limit 55 MPH
St Penis

United States

#12 Mar 5, 2008
Did anyone see if Jim was driving in the area ? He is usually drunk and might have caused this. Or maybe he went to Charter Oaks.
Just Kidding

Sacramento, CA

#13 Mar 5, 2008
St Penis wrote:
Did anyone see if Jim was driving in the area ? He is usually drunk and might have caused this. Or maybe he went to Charter Oaks.
I hear Heritage Oaks is pretty good for that type of habit.
Gilbert

United States

#14 Mar 6, 2008
Pab is real kick who is a true believer of selective enforcement. It's okay for this person to go a little over the speed limit because they feels it is ok.

It is not for Pab to decide on speed limits of particular vehicles. That's why we have "Big Brother", courts and lawyers to decide what is best for Pab.

It would've come across better saying, "I know I drive faster than I should, but being passed by these big rigs really worries me."

Justifying your own bad behavior and condeming others is selfish.

I'd hate to work with someone like Pab.
Pab

Auburn, CA

#15 Mar 6, 2008
Gilbert wrote:
Pab is real kick who is a true believer of selective enforcement. It's okay for this person to go a little over the speed limit because they feels it is ok.
It is not for Pab to decide on speed limits of particular vehicles. That's why we have "Big Brother", courts and lawyers to decide what is best for Pab.
It would've come across better saying, "I know I drive faster than I should, but being passed by these big rigs really worries me."
Justifying your own bad behavior and condeming others is selfish.
I'd hate to work with someone like Pab.
Poor baby. Wow, another great, enlightening post.
Muriel Alturas CA

United States

#16 Mar 6, 2008
Pab wrote:
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Poor baby. Wow, another great, enlightening post.
Pab, you don't see an issue with the fact that you were going 70 MPH if the posted limit was 55? I agree with you that CHP needs to police the big trucks more. They need to give you a ticket also.
PCnotME

Palo Alto, CA

#17 Mar 6, 2008
Muriel Alturas CA wrote:
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Pab, you don't see an issue with the fact that you were going 70 MPH if the posted limit was 55? I agree with you that CHP needs to police the big trucks more. They need to give you a ticket also.
Pab was travelling at 70MPH in a zone where the speed limit for passenger vehicles is *65MPH,* not 55MPH.

The limit for vehicles pulling trailers is 55MPH everywhere in California.
donnerking

Sacramento, CA

#18 Mar 6, 2008
FedUP wrote:
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I believe that you should turn yourself in for speeding. As the old saying goes "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"
There is a huge problem with big-rigs on I-80 from the Stateline over Donner Summit. Too many big-rigs going well over the speed limit not 5 mph over, try 15-20 miles over. They also drive in the #1 lane for miles and vehicles have to pass on the right, because they refuse to get over. The majority of major accidents on this stretch of road are caused by big-rig drivers speeding or falling asleep. At least once every 2 weeks, there is a truck wreck that shuts down the freeway for hours. Don't even get me started about the problems they cause during chain control.
Muriel Alturas CA

United States

#19 Mar 6, 2008
PCnotME wrote:
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Pab was travelling at 70MPH in a zone where the speed limit for passenger vehicles is *65MPH,* not 55MPH.
The limit for vehicles pulling trailers is 55MPH everywhere in California.
UNDERSTOOD. EVERYONE NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN IN THAT AREA.
A Mothers Load

Grandville, MI

#20 Mar 20, 2008
I was returning from a day in the snow with my children and we saw the digital sign 13 MILES before the wreck to warn us of a lane closure. My children were shocked, and I was sobered when we saw the flattened truck cab, not to mention the debris from the trailer as well. We could not imagine what great force could have caused such destruction. Truck Drivers go way too fast on major highways and small ones as well (try hwy 193 for a nightmare).
This is really a sad story.
Surfingfool

San Jose, CA

#21 Apr 3, 2008
I was headed back to Sacramento from the Yuba Gap snow park on 3/19/2008 around 4pm. There was a Big Rig crash and we were guided into one lane. A red big rig had the top of the motor exposed as the hood and cab had been sheered off. I have not been able to find any information on this crash and what looked like a fatality.
eddy

Mansfield, OH

#22 May 16, 2008
here is a brain-storm 4 California.put speed limiters in the cars to,as not to allow them to go over 65 mph.factoid:75% of ALL car truck accidents the car was to blame.35% was in the blind spot of a trucks vision.70% the driver of the car was cited.
(u.s.department of transportation) that is a national not a state statistic.chp statistic..99% of
all trucks stop for the law,but how many run in cars
and get killed over simple traffic violations every year? it is very easy to see the ships run aground,but don't realize how many or much make it through safe... food for thought....

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