Fiery Car Crash, Big Rig Truck US Highway 395 in Mammoth Lakes
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (August 31, 2018) — A vehicle crashed into the back of a big rig truck in a fiery, major-injury crash Friday morning on US Highway 395 at Sherwin Summit, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported about 4:06 a.m. this morning. There was one person in the vehicle who was trapped, but eventually freed from the car that hit the truck. The vehicle became fully engulfed in flames and the two motorists were blocking both traffic lanes.
Paramedics responded and rushed the injured to a hospital for treatment of major injuries.
Mammoth Lakes Crash Investigation
A full investigation into what caused this collision is underway.
We extend our heartfelt prayers to all those injured.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision, but if you were injured the first step should be to obtain medical help. A police report will be necessary to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver who caused the collision. However, it’s important to note that many insurance companies will fight these claims or offer far less than a person is owed.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if not call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, long-time supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
ORIGINAL CHP DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00004 Type: Trfc Collision-Major Inj Location: US395 / SHERWIN SUMMIT Loc Desc: US395 SAND SHED Lat/Lon: 37.548822 -118.639328
6:03 AM 15  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1180-Trfc Collision-Major Inj by CHP
6:01 AM 14  07 SCION TC BLK 22561B ID 20444 LIC DP449NZ
5:53 AM 13  C72-004 CT SETTING UP #2 CLOSURE TO REPAIR RDWY DAMAGE
5:02 AM 12  OPENING #1 LN
4:42 AM 11  REQ 1185, BOBS NO ANS 1039 MR K
4:23 AM 10  1039 ERICK CT
4:19 AM 9  VEH FULLY ENGULFED
4:19 AM 8  BLOCKING BOTH LANES
4:09 AM 7  BIG RIG MINOR REAR END DMG , UNK IF 1125
4:09 AM 6  VEH REARENDED BIG RIG ,
4:09 AM 5  LATE ENTRY 1039 MONO1 AT TIME OF CALL
4:06 AM 4  WITH INJURIES
4:06 AM 3  ONE SUBJ IN VEH , NO LONGER TRAPPED
4:06 AM 2  VEH ON FIRE
4:06 AM 1  VEH VS BIG RIG