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Nine Big Rigs Collide on Interstate 5, Causes Delays in Newhall Pass

By Kelly Balamuth on October 26, 2012

Two successive accidents which involved a total of nine big rigs caused a significant morning traffic delay in Newhall on October 23. According to a KTLA.com report, the driver of a dump truck was traveling south on Interstate 5 at Highway 14 when he lost control of his vehicle around 2:20 a.m., which caused a collision involving four big rigs. Traffic approaching the Newhall Pass truck route began to back up when, a short while later, five big rigs approaching the scene collided around 3 a.m. Reports indicate that at least 400 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway as a result of the massive CA truck collision, which completely shut down the truck bypass lanes.

Large tow trucks were brought in to move all of the trucks off of the freeway, and miraculously the multi big rig accidents only resulted in one of the truck drivers being taken to an area hospital with minor to moderate injuries; no one else was reportedly injured in either crash. The big rig driver was trapped in his cab with the entire dash of the semi on his lower extremities, but emergency crews were able to extricate him. The driver is presently listed in stable condition. Traffic was slow through the area and though drivers were warned to expect a significant delay, the crash caused an estimated 20 minute delay “at the most.”

A truck accident is one of the more dangerous types of collisions a person can be involved in as the sheer size and weight of a big rig can spell danger for the occupants of a smaller vehicle. In the event the negligence of another party causes you harm, the truck crash attorneys in Northern California of Balamuth Law can provide you with the representation you need to find proper compensation for your injuries and losses. For a complimentary consultation on your truck accident case, please call (888) 254-1234.

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