Bakersfield, CA – Drowsy Driving Causes Big Rig Injury Rollover on I-5 Near the Grapevine
Bakersfield, CA (May 06, 2021) – Two drivers sustained injuries during a collision in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 on Thursday, May 6th.
Officers and emergency response crews were dispatched to the scene along The Grapevine near the Lebec curve at about 3:40 a.m. after being notified of an overturned tractor-trailer blocking traffic.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol reported that the operator of a tractor-trailer carrying milk dozed off behind the wheel, causing his truck to veer across the center divider. The driver then overcorrected which resulted in his rig flipping over.
During the crash, the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck ended up underneath the tractor-trailer and sustained serious injuries.
The driver of the big rig received moderate injuries.
The interstate remained closed until about 8:00 p.m.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Bakersfield
More than 2,900 people are injured in truck accidents throughout Southern California each year. Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which means they have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to victims involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles. The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents are often overwhelming.
To make matters even worse, victims often face stacking medical bills, lost wages, and thousands of dollars in bills to replace or repair their vehicles. When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a truck accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Since 1983, California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped numerous vicious throughout Los Angeles County protect their legal rights after being injured in truck accidents caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve after enduring overwhelming mental, physical, and financial consequences as a result of another person’s negligence.
We provide effective and aggressive legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries, and recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Los Angeles at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.
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