Fullerton, CA – Several Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on 57 South Freeway
Fullerton, CA (August 1, 2018) – A large commercial tractor-trailer reportedly jack-knifed after colliding with several vehicles in the southbound lanes of the 57 Freeway on Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The injurious crash that took place near Imperial Avenue apparently occurred at around 12:03 p.m.
For reasons that are presently unknown, a tractor-trailer became involved in a collision with a Dodge Ram, a white Chevy Equinox, and possibly several other vehicles as well. The semi jack-knifed at one point during the accident, subsequently blocking nearly every lane of the freeway.
The drivers of both the Dodge Ram and the Chevy Equinox were confirmed to have suffered injuries during the collision. The two victims were immediately taken to nearby hospitals as they had both been complaining of pain following the crash. There was no word as to whether or not the driver of the tractor-trailer was injuries, although other victims are suspected. The tractor-trailer, as well as the other two confirmed vehicles, had to be towed away from the wreckage.
There was no more information provided pertaining to the cause of the accident, and the names of those involved have not been released. Authorities are currently conducting a detailed investigation into the crash in an effort to establish liability.
We would certainly like to extend our sincere compassion to the victims of this incident as we hope for their full recoveries.
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While it may seem fairly apparent that the tractor-trailer driver is at fault for this collision, that assertion can only be considered speculation until the investigation is complete. In the event that the truck driver is found to have been engaged in the negligent operation of the vehicle, or if the mechanical failure of the truck is determined to be the cause, then the victims will likely be provided with grounds for personal injury claims. However, filing a claim for compensation is a personal choice that can only be made by the victims.
We at Brady Law Group are extremely passionate about holding negligent drivers and other entities responsible for the pain and distress they inflict. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial truck due to a negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.