3 Injured in Tustin Fiery Crash on 5 Freeway Near Newport Avenue
TUSTIN (December 6, 2018) – Three were injured after a traffic collision along the 5 Freeway late Wednesday night, according to On Scene TV.
The accident involving a big rig occurred on December 5 at around 10:30 p.m. near Newport Avenue.
As per the report, Orange County Fire Authority said a vehicle reportedly spun out of control due to the rain and collided with a semi-truck on the southbound side of the 5 Freeway.
The car, with possible four occupants, became pinned underneath the tractor-trailer and ultimately burst into flames upon impact.
Car and Truck Accident in Tustin, Dec 5
Firefighters responded to the scene and attended to the three people who were hurt as a result of the crash. Two of the patients were confirmed to have been taken to Orange County Global Medical Center with injuries considered as non-life-threatening.
Their names and condition at this time were not released. Meanwhile, officials affirmed that the operator of the tractor-trailer was unharmed and pulled to the shoulder following the wreck.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the semi-truck and the vehicle, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the big rig and the car, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the tractor-trailer and the vehicle as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and held not liable for the collision may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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