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Irvine, CA – A big rig and multiple vehicles collided on the 5 Freeway in Irvine, killing one person

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IRVINE, CA – An overturned semi-truck involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Irvine killed a man Saturday morning.

California Highway Patrol reported that all southbound lanes of the freeway were closed shortly after 4 a.m. near Jamboree Road.

The man, identified as 59-year-old Daniel Franco of Lake Forest, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding firefighters-paramedics.

Firefighters use electrical saws to cut open the overturned tractor-trailer’s roof, ventilating the fire and allowing them to get close to the flames, according to news footage from the scene.

Fatal Truck Accidents Attorneys in Irvine

More than 2,900 people are injured in truck accidents throughout Southern California each year. Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, meaning they have the potential to cause catastrophic and fatal injuries when they are involved in an accident.

This is especially true when victims are in smaller vehicles. The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents are often overwhelming. To make matters even worse, victims often face mounting medical bills, lost income, 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 Irvine as quickly as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Irvine Semi-Truck Crash Lawyers

Since 1983, rvine personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped numerous vicious throughout the state 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 recover. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in California (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.

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 Irvine.  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 the Irvine 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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