Head-On Crash with Big Rig Kills Five People
Five people were killed in an accident with a big rig truck on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021.
According to California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Shasta Tollefson, the pickup truck carrying all five victims was driving northbound on Interstate 5. At around 9:00 p.m., the pickup crossed from the northbound lanes into the southbound lanes near Firebaugh and collided head-on with a big rig truck carrying cardboard. Both the pickup and the big rig caught fire because of the crash, causing damage to the road.
Part of the southbound lanes of 1-5 was closed for several hours, with traffic rerouted via a 33-mile detour so authorities could investigate the crash and investigate the damage done to the road.
What About the Victims?
Sadly, the five people who were killed were taken all too soon from their families and loved ones. However, the people they left behind can still find justice for their loss. They can seek compensation through a personal injury suit with expert lawyers like those at Ellis Injury Law.
Ellis Injury Law has the experience, tenacity, and compassion to help victims and their loved ones receive damages to cover losses from pain and suffering to missed work, lost income, and more. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.