Orland, CA – Second collision on I-5 after fatal crash
ORLAND, CA (February 5, 2022) – In the Orland area on Friday afternoon, portions of Interstate 5 were blocked by two traffic accidents, one fatal.
The California Highway Patrol reports that a red pickup truck overturned just south of the County Road 20 overpass around 12:45 p.m. An unidentified driver was ejected from the truck and died at the scene. According to the CHP, the tire appeared to have separated from the thread on the right rear.
A few minutes later, a second accident involving two big rigs occurred just south of the County Road 16 exit. According to the CHP, a previous traffic collision had caused traffic in the area to slow down, and the driver of this big rig slammed into the back of another, causing significant damage. The driver was treated for minor injuries.
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Being involved in a car crash can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their families. More than 270,000 accidents take place in our state each year. Although we want everyone to walk away from accidents without any issues, this is not the case.
Automobile accidents throughout the state of California claim the lives of more than 3,200 people each year. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error. In fact, statistics show that reckless driving, negligence, speeding, driving while impaired, and other careless actions while operating vehicles contribute to around 80% of collisions each year.
Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional.
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Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Orland to explore legal options available to them moving forward.
For nearly four decades, the Orland car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped guide families after losing loved ones in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists sharing the road. Our attorneys strive to help our clients better understand options available to them moving forward to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones.
Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in California, we are able to provide intelligent and trusted legal representation to help our clients win so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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 the Inland Empire. 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.
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