Another serious accident along California roads clogged up traffic routes and caused injuries for two people.
This time, the collision took place in the city of Val Verde shortly before 7 o’clock last night. Two vehicles, a flatbed and a big rig truck, were driving west along Highway 126. When they got to the area around Chiquito Canyon Road, the two vehicles collided with each other. As a result of the crash, the cab was completely torn asunder from the flatbed portion of that vehicle.
At first, officers with the California Highway Patrol thought that the driver of the flatbed had perished in the incident. However, upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver was still alive. Two people in total had to be transported to the hospital, although at this moment, the CHP has not released details on their injuries or even if they were in fact the drivers of the two wrecked vehicles.
A hazardous materials team had to be brought in to deal with spilt diesel fuel and sweep the area of other debris. As a result, the westbound lanes of the highway had to be closed for an hour, as did one eastbound lane. The flatbed was quickly moved to the shoulder, but the damaged big rig needed a specialized tow truck to get it out of the road.
As a San Francisco car accident lawyer, I wish the injured victims the best of luck with their recovery. Any highway accident is terrible, but ones that involve such massive vehicles tend to cause incredible amounts of damage. I urge everyone as a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco to take care when driving near such vehicles.