2 Seriously Hurt, 2 Suffer Moderate Injuries after Vehicle and Big Rig Collide
LEBEC, California (August 20, 2016) – Five were hospitalized after a major injury crash involving a big rig on the northbound 5 Freeway Saturday afternoon, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatch.
CHP received a call about a traffic collision at 5:23 p.m. involving a Nissan Xterra hauling an empty U-Haul trailer and a big rig with a stake bed-type trailer. The wreck occurred just south of Vista Del Lago Road.
As per the report log, four people were riding in the SUV at the time of the accident. Three of them were airlifted to the hospital while its fourth occupant and the operator of the semi-truck were transported by ground ambulances.
The dispatch mentioned that two of the patients were seriously injured while two others suffered moderate injuries upon impact. One of the victims required extrication.
Meanwhile, the Nissan was left with overall major damage and the big rig overturned onto its side following the wreck. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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