A recent crash between two big rigs has left one man dead and nine people injured. In one of the worst truck accidents to happen in California recently, freeway lanes were closed for hours as crews worked to clean up the debris left at the scene. The wreckage was said to have been charred and smoking for some time.
A transfer truck apparently crossed over the center divider and crashed into another transfer truck. According to witnesses, both trucks immediately burst into flames, with the massive fire leading to more collisions. Eight vehicles ended up becoming a part of the accident, sending nine people to the hospital and one to the morgue.
It was not clear at the time of the report who the dead man was or which vehicle he had been riding in when the accident took place. Police officers were also not sure what caused the big rig to cross the center divider, but witnesses claim that a small car cut the driver of the truck off. Injuries were so severe that firefighters and EMT workers created a triage center at the scene.
California truck accidents often cause extensive injuries and even death. For those who have lost loved ones or suffered injuries due to a trucking accident, the devastation can be debilitating. An experienced personal injury attorney can help a client to find answers as to what caused an accident and who appears to have been at fault. The lawyer can also guide the client on when and how to file a personal injury claim for financial relief.
Source: mercurynews.com, "1 dead, 9 injured in fiery big rig crash on 5 Freeway that closes all lanes", April 27, 2017