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Cottonwood, CA – I-5 crash kills 2 teens and 1 woman in Cottonwood

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COTTONWOOD, CA – According to the California Highway Patrol, two teenagers and a young woman were killed in a car accident on Interstate 5 in Cottonwood early Sunday morning. An additional young woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The crash occurred around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, south of the Cottonwood truck scales and south of Bowman Road on southbound I-5.

On the shoulder of the freeway, a white 2018 Kia 4-door vehicle hit a commercial truck parked on its back. A 16-year-old Red Bluff boy, the driver of the Kia, died at the scene.

A 15-year-old girl from Red Bluff and a 20-year-old woman from Cottonwood also lost their lives in the crash. Another passenger in the right-back seat, a 21-year-old woman from Red Bluff, survived the crash, but she suffered serious injuries. The woman was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding.

The teens in the front seats of the car wore seatbelts. According to police, the two young women in the back of the Kia weren’t buckled up. There is no immediate word on what caused the accident or whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

Elk Grove resident Rodney Hill, 47, who drove the commercial truck, did not suffer any injuries. The truck driver did not witness the accident. The driver told officers at the scene that all he felt was the impact with the back of the truck.

The names of the individuals involved have yet to be released. 

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Over 3,000 people a year are killed or injured in tractor-trailer accidents in Southern California. Because of its 80,000-pound weight, a commercial vehicle can cause catastrophic injuries if it is involved in an accident. Despite the fact that most truck accidents are avoidable, they continue to negatively impact drivers. Commercial vehicles are larger than other vehicles, which makes them more likely to cause severe injuries to those in another vehicle.

It is common for people with traumatic injuries to require hospitalization, therapy, and various types of medical treatment for the long run as well. Hiring a expert semi-truck accident law firm can help you recover compensation to help with bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. 

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Our attorneys help clients who suffer mental, physical, and financial harm due to another’s negligence get the justice they deserve. The aggressive and trusted legal representation we provide ensures our clients are in the best position to recover from their injuries, move forward, and get the treatment they need.

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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 California.  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 Cottonwood 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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