A major Los Angeles truck accident occurred this morning on the 101 freeway, closing most of the freeway and causing a SigAlert until 10 a.m. It has now emerged that the Los Angeles truck crash injuries may have been caused by a drunk driver driving the big rig.
The big rig truck, which was hauling two trailers that were filled with sand, hit a divider north of the 170 freeway split. According to eyewitnesses, the truck then hit numerous vehicles on the westbound side of the freeway, before bouncing back onto the eastbound lanes where it landed on top of a sport utility vehicle.
Due to their injuries from this Los Angeles big rig crash, the drivers of both the big rig and the sport utility vehicle were transported to the hospital. The Times reports that the injuries suffered by the driver of the SUV are major, but not fatal. Judging by the Los Angeles Times picture from the scene, it can be assumed the injuries are very serious and we wish the driver a full recovery.
Investigation will show if the driver of the truck was intoxicated at the time of the Los Angeles truck collision. If he was in fact drunk, or under the influence of other substances, it can be expected that criminal charges will be filed against the driver.
Any injured parties should immediately contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney so that they can find out their rights, obtain proper medical care and get compensated for their injuries and damages, which may be extensive due to the serious nature of this collision. Because big rigs normally carry commercial insurance policies, which typically have higher coverage amounts, we can hope that there will be enough insurance coverage to adequately compensate all injured parties and it will be the job of the personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles to obtain an adequate settlement or judgment.