Slick roads may have been a contributing factor in a three-vehicle auto accident that claimed the lives of five people and sent six more to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The accident occurred recently on Interstate 5 near Newhall Pass just before midnight when a Mazda pickup truck spun out of control, struck the center divider and overturned. A Nissan Altima with six occupants was traveling behind the truck at an estimated 60 mph when the driver of the truck lost control.
The Altima’s driver attempted to avoid striking the truck and veered to the right, but was unable to avoid colliding with the overturned pickup. A Chevrolet Suburban behind the Nissan was traveling at 50 mph and was unable to avoid striking the Nissan. The four people riding in the Suburban were injured including the driver who was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. California Highway Patrol officers investigating the accident said that heavy rainfall that evening and slick roads could have prevented the drivers of the Nissan and Suburban from stopping in time to avoid the collisions.
If you or someone you care for has been injured or lost in an auto accident, Long Beach auto accident lawyer Samer Habbas may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Mr. Habbas is a California auto accident attorney with many years of experience helping people recover damages to help pay for medical bills, lost wages and other accident-related expenses. Call 888.848.5084 today to schedule a free consultation with Southern California auto accident attorney Samer Habbas. He can explain the laws that apply in plain language so that you and your family can make informed decisions about which course of action will be best for you.
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