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Santa Clarita, CA – ‘Major injuries’ reported in freeway crash north of Santa Clarita

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SANTA CLARITA, California (January 2, 2021)At approximately 5:15 a.m. a traffic collision was reported on the northbound 5 Freeway near Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, said Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, Newhall Area Office.

Greengard said the accident involved two vehicles.

The Jeep Compass rear-ended a big rig, according to Greengard. The Jeep driver was hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries.

It took approximately an hour to clear the wreckage from the slow lane following the accident.

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 In recent years, truck accidents have increased along with highway fatalities. 11% of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2018 involved large trucks. The American Trucking Association reports that commercial trucks were involved in 59% more accidents per mile in 2017 than in 2010, despite better technology and regulations. The number of fatalities caused by large trucks in 2018 was 31% higher than in 2009, when the rate was at its lowest since 1975, when statistics on fatal crashes began.

A lot can happen when you are driving if you aren’t prepared. Always look behind your vehicle when reversing. Do not rely on your mirrors alone, and back out slowly. When you drive safely and legally, you lower your risk of being involved in an accident that could be devastating for you and others.

Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are injured in California. State estimates indicate that 900 pedestrians die in traffic accidents every year. The number of people killed in wrecks increased by 26 percent from the year before. Negligence and mistakes by drivers are often to blame for vehicle accidents. 

Most car accidents in the United States are caused by driver negligence. Among the causes of negligent behavior are distracted driving, texting while driving, fatigue, and intoxication. Injury to pedestrians is often more severe than injury to vehicles. Most pedestrians do not have adequate protection.

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Torem & Associates is one of the top law firms in California dealing with personal injury cases, helping injured victims file lawsuits against negligent parties and recover damages for their losses. At our firm, we are committed to offering high-quality legal education and case management.

Torem & Associates understands how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. In the aftermath of a car accident, there are a variety of physical and psychological injuries that need to be treated. If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence after being involved in an accident caused by an erratic or negligent driver, contact our firm for a free consultation. If you become injured and require assistance immediately, our team of experts will be happy to help you. Call us at 1-800-378-6736 as soon as possible if you have any questions.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Fresno.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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