At about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, a truck driver was seriously injured in a semi crash in Gorman, reported the Los Angeles Times. The collision, which involved three semis, occurred on northbound Interstate 5 at Highway 138 and sent metal beams across the highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, one big rig collided with another that had jackknifed, the impact causing metal beams from one truck to enter the cab of the other. Emergency responders airlifted the victim to a hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. All northbound lanes of the I-5 were closed for several hours while authorities investigated the accident.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,010 traffic collisions resulted in injury or death in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Large trucks were involved in 47 of the fatal and 1,535 of the injury crashes that occurred in the county that year. Nighttime accidents, those occurring between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m., accounted for 6,760 of the fatal and injury crashes.
California law provides recourse through the civil justice system for those who have been injured in traffic collisions. For more information on the civil claims process, please call 866-981-5596.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the truck driver who was seriously injured in the semi crash.