Two pileups occurred on a section of Interstate 5, causing two injuries and wreckage to be scattered all over the freeway. California Highway Patrol officers said seven cars were involved in the collision. Two people driving a pickup truck were pinned under a semi-truck. Rescue crews were able to pull them from the vehicle using a hydraulic tool, Jaws of Life. They had moderate leg injuries and were rushed to the hospital immediately. “It was a mess when we first got out there,” said CHP Officer Steven Schuh. “I was surprised there weren’t any more injuries. There were a lot of near misses.”
According to news reports, visibility was very low during the crashes, at only 300 feet. Another wreck was reported involving five cars. A big rig overturned during this collision, blocking traffic for several hours. No injuries were reported. As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I hope that everyone’s injuries heal as quickly as possible, and everyone drives as carefully as possible during situations where visibility is low. If you or a loved one are involved in an auto accident that was caused by negligent behavior, consult with a personal injury attorney Los Angeles concerning your case.