In Los Feliz, there was a big rig pile up causing a major fire, one death, and ten injuries. This accident occurred at the Los Feliz Boulevard exit on Interstate 5. CBS Los Angeles interviewed the California Highway Patrol and reported, “The driver of a northbound big rig swerved across the center median and slammed into another big rig in the southbound lanes, prompting the chain-reaction collision that ultimately included three passenger vehicles, a passenger van, another big rig and a pickup hauling a trailer.” This caused a chain reaction of accidents, and some cars were wedged beneath the big rigs. One of the big rig drivers was killed in the accident. Both sides of the freeway were closed for a few hours for the authorities to investigate.
The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the man that died. We have all injured victims in our prayers in hopes for a speedy recovery. When accidents involving tractor-trailers occur, the commercial insurance companies are quick to send representatives to the scene in an attempt to mitigate responsibility. This is when tractor trailer injury victims are most vulnerable. Contact an experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyer immediately.