[09-07-2023] Santa Cruz County, CA – At Least One Injured After Collision of Two Vehicles and Big Rig near Glenwood Drive

Published September 7, 2023

[09-07-2023] At Least One Injured After Collision of Two Vehicles and Big Rig near Glenwood DriveAt least one person was injured in a collision involving two vehicles and a semi-trailer truck in Santa Cruz County on Thursday morning, September 7, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash was reported on the northbound lanes of Highway 17 and Greenwood Drive around 10:00 a.m.

Authorities stated they found one person hurt at the scene. There was no information on the severity of the victim’s injuries. It was unclear whether the victim was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The vehicle’s wreckage was spread across the road in pictures taken by witnesses. A traffic backup prevented towing trucks from reaching the accident scene immediately.

The identities of the parties involved were not disclosed. It is still unclear what caused the crash.

There is an ongoing investigation into the crash.

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What Should You Do After A Truck Accident?

Truck accidents can have severe consequences, if not fatal. Prioritizing your rights, safety, and health is essential. If you are involved in a truck collision, follow these steps to ensure your safety and handle the situation appropriately:

  • Call 911 right away to report the incident.
  • Wait for authorities in a safe location. Move disabled vehicles to the side of the road if possible.
  • Do not admit fault when communicating with a legal or insurance authority. Instead, only provide factual information.
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Truck Accident Statistics

In an accident, truck drivers and passengers are more likely to be safe than the occupants of smaller vehicles. People inside smaller cars are more likely to suffer serious injuries or even die in collisions.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,965 people died in truck accidents in 2020. In 2019, there were 5,032 fatalities. The total number decreased by 5% in 2020. Trucks are involved in 71% of fatal car accidents in the United States.

Among fatal collisions in the United States in 2020, large trucks accounted for 8.9% of the accidents. Always remember to pay extra attention to the road to avoid becoming a statistic.