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Santa Clarita, CA – Semi truck flips on side on the 5 Freeway north of Santa Clarita, SigAlert issued

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SANTA CLARITA, CA – Approximately 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, first responders reported a traffic collision on the northbound 5 Freeway near Highway 138 in Gorman, north of Santa Clarita, according to an official with the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Command and Control Center.

According to the official, two vehicles and a semi were involved in the collision. A SigAlert was issued for the No. 1 lane at the scene of the crash. At least three hours are expected to pass before the lane reopens.

There is no information about injuries sustained in the collision.

Truck Accident Lawyers in Santa Clarita

Close to 3,000 people sustain injuries in truck crashes throughout California every year. Commercial vehicles, weighing up to 80,000 pounds, have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to victims involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles. Often extremely overwhelming, the mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents can scar victims for life. Vehicles often overturn when involved in accidents with large trucks. When this happens,  it usually indicates that one or both vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed. High-speed accidents are more likely to leave victims with broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, all of which require extensive and costly medical treatment.

Oftentimes, traffic collisions are the result of the negligent actions of other motorists. Accidents of this nature usually include people engaging in careless and unsafe driving behaviors such as texting or using cellphones while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control devices, and more. To worsen matters, injured victims often face lost wages, stacking medical bills, and thousands of dollars needed 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 Santa Clarita as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Traffic Crash Attorneys near Santa Clarita

Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team in the aftermath of your crash can make an enormous difference in your ability to recover. Since 1983, Santa Clarita personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped victims 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 Santa Clarita at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. By scheduling a free case evaluation, we will review the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine what legal options are available to help you get the justice you deserve.

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 Santa Clarita.  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 Santa Clarita 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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