Big Rig Jackknifes and Collides With Several Vehicles
FULLERTON (August 1, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, the southbound 57 freeway came to a standstill after a big rig jackknifed following a collision with several other vehicles this afternoon.
At roughly 12:03 p.m., a semi-truck, a white Chevy Equinox, a Dodge Ram, and possibly several other vehicles were involved in the accident which occurred near Imperial Avenue.
For unknown reasons, the semi-truck jackknifed across the No. 1-4 lanes of the highway basically blocking all traffic lanes.
Multiple Parties Injured
Drivers of both the Chevy Equinox and the Dodge Ram were both confirmed to have been hurt allegedly transported to local area hospitals with complaints of pain.
No information was provided on the health status and condition of the big rig driver.
The big rig and both of the other vehicles are in the process of being towed away from the scene at 1:00 p.m.
Authorities will remain on scene and traffic will be backed up for several hours until the road is cleared.
Orange County Personal Injury Accident Lawyer
Pending the investigation, the company employing the big rig driver could be held liable for the collision. Authorities will examine photos that were taken of the scene as well as compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will look into all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by all vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, those who suffered injuries following a collision may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the company responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Orange County personal injury accident law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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