Shortly after 5:32 a.m. on Monday, July 25th, two people were injured in a crash involving two trucks on the 5 Freeway in San Clemente. A semi triggered the accident when it sideswiped a Honda, leaving it in the path of a boxed truck. When the truck swerved to avoid the vehicle, it rolled over, blocking several lanes. The drivers of the Honda and the truck were both injured, explains an Orange County attorney. The driver of the semi failed to remain at the scene; however, a California Highway Patrol officer speculated that he or she might not have noticed striking the Honda.
San Clemente accounted for 144 of the fatal and injury motor vehicle traffic accidents that occurred throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Nationwide, crashes involving large trucks accounted for 3,380 of the 33,808 traffic fatalities and 74,000 of the 2,217,000 injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured in the crash involving two trucks.
The Orange County Register originally reported this San Clemente collision.
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