At around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12th, four people were injured in a major accident on Interstate 5 near Newhall. The collision, involving about a dozen semis, occurred in the truck tunnel of the freeway, closing several lanes for hours as nearly 55 firefighters responded to the crash. Hazardous materials specialists were also inspecting a gas-tanker truck that leaked approximately 30 gallons of fuel. Authorities are investigating the incident, explains a California truck accident attorney.
Santa Clarita accounted for 5 of the 390 fatalities and 772 of the 64,178 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes in Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout Los Angeles County, large trucks accounted for 46 of the 236 fatal and 1,464 of the 4,874 injury accidents that occurred in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the 4 people who were injured in the major accident involving semis near Newhall on Monday a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Interstate 5 crash.
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