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Sacramento Highway Crash Causes Vehicle Fire

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March 02, 2023
Edward Smith

Golden State Highway Crash Sets Three Vehicles on Fire

A Sacramento highway crash on March 1 involving a cargo van and Tesla stalled traffic when they both caught on fire. The accident happened around 7:27 a.m. along eastbound U.S. 50 at the 15th Street off-ramp. Then a report was issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the entire freeway had to be shut down because the two vehicles were exploding. 

Firefighters Battle Vehicle Fire After Highway Crash

Fully engulfed in flames that reportedly involved a third vehicle, the Sacramento Fire Department crews extinguished the blaze. A traffic advisory was issued that eastbound 50 was closed down, and the traffic congestion was heavy due to the incident. It took a little over half an hour for firemen to extinguish the blaze, and the lanes and ramp were reopened at 8:51 a.m. The accident is being investigated by the CHP to place fault and discover how the crash occurred.

Injuries Unreported in Highway Crash

It is unknown whether any injuries were reported in the accident. The CHP is determining the cause of the highway crash to assign fault.

Burn Injuries in a Car Accident

Burn injuries sustained in a car accident can vary from minor to severe. In general, the severity of a burn depends on the temperature and duration of contact with the hot surface or object causing the burn. Common sources of burns include hot metal surfaces, steam, radiation, vehicle fires and chemical substances like gasoline.

Highway Crash Injuries

Many times, people who have been in a car accident and received a burn injury may also experience other associated injuries. These can include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, and psychological consequences such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression.

Burn Injury Treatment

The treatment for burn injuries can vary depending on the severity of the burn. Minor burns may be treated with topical ointments, while more severe burns may require surgery to remove dead tissue or a skin graft. Severe burn injuries can lead to long-term complications such as scarring, disability and recurring infections.

Compensation Following a Highway Crash Injury

If you or someone you know has been in a car accident and suffered burn injuries, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. A medical professional can provide an evaluation and treatment plan to help you recover from the burn injury and any associated injuries. Additionally, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury if someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused the accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine your eligibility for this type of compensation.

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Highway collisions frequently cause severe injuries because of the high speeds. You can get free and friendly advice about whether you can recover damages by calling us at (916) 921-6400. To use our long-distance number, please call (800) 404-5400. If you would like to contact us online, you can also do so. We would be happy to arrange a free consultation for you with one of our accident attorneys, whether you prefer a virtual or in-person meeting, to examine your case, answer questions and inform you what options there are to recover damages.

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