Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Orange County I-5 Crash Injures Seven
August 23, 2008 (by Otto Smyth)
It has been reported that in an I-5 crash that occurred on Friday in Orange County in an accident that involved a tractor trailer and six other vehicles left two critically injured and five others with minor injuries.
The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the Santa Ana I-5 Freeway in Anaheim and south of the eastbound Riverside 91 Freeway at approximately 12:20 a.m. according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash between the tractor trailer and six vehicles left debris for approximately one fourth of a mile on the freeway after the accident. The tractor trailer that had been carrying vegetables was overturned in the accident and was burned. According to the Anaheim Fire Department spokes person Battalion Chief Tim Butler stated that it took approximately twenty minutes to free two of the motorists who had become trapped during the accident and were transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Several lanes of the freeway had been closed for repairs including the HOV, 1 and 2, the tractor trailer and the five vehicles closed those lanes and the number 3 lane of I-5 for about five hours.
If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer and need an Orange County experienced tractor trailer personal accident attorney they can be reached at 888-400-9721.
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