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Mini Cooper driver survives 405 freeway crash with tractor-trailer

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James E. Ballidis
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A Mini Cooper blew a tire and ended up under a big rig truck. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
The Mini Cooper was travelling southbound on 405 near the 22 freeway near Seal Beach. The incident occurred at about 2 am on April 8, 2010. The driver was near the truck when his tire blew. He lost control of the vehicle and his car went under the truck near the fuel tank.
Twelve fire fighters were on the scene, but there were no injuries.
The driver is very fortunate. Underride accidents, those where a passenger vehicle travels under the trailer of an 18-wheeler, are some of the most deadly truck accidents on our highways. Underride accidents usually result in serious head injuries including closed head injuries, open head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even decapitation. If the passengers in the smaller vehicle survive, they often are permanently disabled from their injuries. 
If you or a loved one is seriously injured after a California highway accident with a large commercial vehicle, contact Allen Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie. Our attorneys can help you determine if you have a case and what your losses are.  If you need a lawyer, request our free guide to finding a personal injury attorney: Avoid Lawyer Advertising Hype! A Lawyers Method for Finding a Lawyer. Contact our Orange County office at 866-981-5596.

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