Recent Car Accidents Raise Concerns Over Road Safety
Two car accidents, only days apart, resulted in drivers plummeting from Santa Clarita freeways. Both crashes occurred in broad daylight. The collisions raise concerns about the safety of the city’s roadways and the daily dangers that drivers face.
At Injured 661, we know how treacherous Santa Clarita freeways can be. We live and work in the community, frequently commuting across these same overpasses. If you are injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation.
Contact our office today at (661) 917-2224 to schedule a free consultation. There are no fees unless we win.
Truck Takes 20 Foot Dive Off 5 Freeway
On Saturday, October 2, traffic was blocked after a truck plunged 20 feet off the side of the northbound 5 freeway. The vehicle landed upright in oncoming traffic on Lake Hughes Road, narrowly missing other cars, according to local reports. The crash occurred at around 12 pm.
The truck accident damaged the guardrail along the 5 freeway overpass, reportedly crashing into a tree before the drive dropped some 20 feet below. The vehicle sustained substantial damage, allegedly coming to rest after hitting a pillar that holds up the overpass.
14 Freeway Traffic Stopped by 3-Car Collision
On Tuesday, a second car drove off of a Santa Clarita overpass, this time off the southbound 14 Freeway. The vehicle was reportedly involved in a 3-car collision at around 10:45 am when the driver lost control. As noted by KHTS, southbound traffic was blocked as a result of the crash.
Injuries were unknown at the time the article was published, but airbags were deployed. The Santa Clarita car accident occurred on the 14 Freeway overpass above Via Princessa Road. The vehicle came to a rest on a hill off the side of the overpass.
Dangerous Santa Clarita Roadways
Santa Clarita has long ranked among the top cities for deadly roadways in California. Congestion, speed, and impairment all play a role in making these freeways, overpasses, and intersections dangerous.
The design of certain sections of the freeway may also be a factor. If the roadway was defectively designed, then depending on the situation, the city or another entity might be held to blame.
If you are seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, speaking with an attorney as early as possible is crucial. There may be one or more parties that can be held liable for your injuries.
Consult with a Trusted Accident Lawyer Today
Were you injured in a Santa Clarita car accident? Get a free, no-obligation consultation from a trusted, local attorney today. Call (661) 917-2224 to discuss your legal options and how we can help hold negligent parties responsible for their wrongdoing.
An unexpected accident or injury can leave you unable to work and unable to pay medical bills. Let our experienced legal team help get you compensation for all of your losses. Get free legal help now. Contact our office to get started.