GRAPEVINE, CA — A collision between two big-rig trucks on the morning of January 10, 2024, resulted in the closure of the 5 Freeway near Smokey Bear Road, causing extensive traffic delays, according to KTLA 5.
At this time, there is no information available regarding injuries resulting from the crash or their severity. Emergency responders and tow services are on the scene, working to clear the wreckage and assess the situation.
California Highway Patrol received notice of the call just before 7 AM Wednesday. As of about 7:45 a.m., the CHP confirmed the closure of the number 2, 3, and 4 lanes on the freeway, causing severe traffic delays. The duration of the closures remains unknown.
Victims of an accident such as this may be eligible to file a claim with an at-fault driver to seek compensation for hospital bills, loss of income, and emotional damages. Should any victims lose their lives in this accident, their families could consider making a wrongful death claim against the insurance company of an at-fault driver, whether or not criminal charges are filed. A wrongful death claim can help cover funeral costs and the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.
In either case, insurance providers may offer resistance toward making an appropriate financial payout. That is where the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can make all the difference.