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'Psychedelic Explosions'

truckAn anonymous truck driver fled the scene after his vehicle caught fire. It was packed with fireworks, and one witness described the scene as a series of “psychedelic explosions.”

Investigators do not know why the box van exploded on Interstate 15 near the Nevada border, but it may or may not have been something like this. San Bernardino County firefighters eventually controlled the blaze, as they listened to the popping sound of fireworks. The accident shut down the southbound lanes for about an hour, and caused traffic delays that stretched across the border.

No one was injured because of the crash.

CDL Safety Scores

Once the driver is identified, which will almost certainly happen, sooner or later, the person’s safety scores will be seriously downgraded, even though there was no injury. Actual metrics vary, but these tests typically key on seven indicators:

  • Driver fitness,
  • Unsafe driving,
  • Fatigued driving, or Hours of Service,
  • Vehicle maintenance,
  • Cargo-related,
  • Controlled substances/alcohol, and
  • Crash indicator.

In a nutshell, the higher the score, the more likely it is that the driver will cause an accident, at least according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. An attorney can keep your score lower, especially with regard to vehicle maintenance and other items related to traffic tickets in Bakersfield and Fresno.

In most cases, the government uses information furnished by law enforcement to determine the score. So, if a trucker gets a citation for unsafe equipment that is later dismissed, the score may still reflect the violation. An experienced attorney can help ensure that your score is accurate and that your insurance liability rates stay as low as possible.

Getting Legal Help

The aggressive lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call today at 661-859-1177 or email attorney@markbigger.com to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español, llame al 661-376-0214.