Late Friday, a fiery crash in a tunnel on I-5 at Santa Clarita north of Los Angeles consumed 28 tractor trailers and one passenger car, killing three people and injuring at least ten. It all began about 11 p.m. Friday when two big rigs collided on the rain-slickened highway. As crashes continued throughout the 550-foot-long tunnel, five tractor-trailers burst into flames, and the fire quickly spread. This led to a chain reaction as other trucks entered the dark, twisting tunnel. As the fire burns out southbound traffic is detoured through mountain roads, officials are just beginning to evaluate structural damage to the tunnel.
I am familiar with this area because my son is attending college nearby. At least he seldom has reason to get on I-5 except to go to LAX for visits home.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a "SuperLawyer" in Atlanta Magazine and one of the "Legal Elite" inGeorgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks.