• June 27, 2022

Injuries Reported in Truck Overturn Crash on CA-92 near Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, CA — June 24, 2022, injuries were reported after a big rig overturned and hit a pickup truck on State Highway 92 near Half Moon Bay.

According to reports the incident happened around 1:00 p.m. on CA-92 near Spanishtown, east of Half Moon Bay. Preliminary investigation suggests only that a tractor-trailer overturned on the highway and collided with the front of a nearby pickup truck. The cause and circumstances of that collision weren't specified in early reports.

Firefighters said minor injuries were reported in the wreck.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Truck Accident on CA-92 near Half Moon Bay

It's one thing to read that a truck overturned, but it's another entirely to get to the bottom of how that happened. If the driver lost control, why? Were they distracted by something? Did they fall asleep briefly? Could they have had an incapacitating medical issue at the wheel? If so, what kind? Was the truck itself in good working order? What were weather, road, and traffic conditions like in the area at the time?

Those are a few of many questions that still need answers to ensure the truth is known. In the meantime, though, at least there's some silver lining in that the reported injuries were minor. I certainly hope that's true, but I still can't help but feel some concern. I've seen some cases where preliminary reports don't have all the information they need to say how bad the damage was, and sometimes "minor" injuries turn out to be anything but.

Injuries Reported in Truck Overturn Crash on CA-92 near Half Moon Bay

For example, a man came to me a while back about an accident where a big rig rear-ended him. His supposedly-minor injuries got worse over several days and it turned out he actually ruptured a disk in his spine and needed surgery. When it came time to take responsibility for that, though, the insurance company started arguing against the legitimacy of the man's injuries.

They said the injury wasn't as serious as we suggested, they said the surgery wasn't necessary, they said all the tests needed to accurately diagnose the injury were excessive, etc. Only after we shut all that down with clear evidence and expert testimony did the company grudgingly cooperate and help the victim.

Maybe nothing as drastic as that other case will happen after the California accident, but all the same I see no reason to take it lightly. It's always best to get all the information possible in case things take a turn.

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