At about 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, a truck driver was seriously injured in a crash involving nine semis in Newhall. While traveling southbound in a truck bypass lane on Interstate 5, the driver of a dump truck lost control of the vehicle near Highway 14 and collided with four semi trucks. Five other semi trucks approaching the wreck and surrounding traffic crashed shortly after the initial accident, trapping one driver in his vehicle. Emergency responders freed him from the wreckage, transporting him to a hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. The truck route is expected to remain closed until 2 p.m. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a truck accident, those who suffered trauma may hold the negligent driver liable for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California lawyer James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Santa Clarita accounted for 4 of the 346 fatalities and 886 of the 62,881 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the county, 47 of the fatal and 1,535 of the injury accidents involved large trucks that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the truck driver who was seriously injured in the crash involving nine semis.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Newhall collision.
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