Two Injured in Redding Highway Truck Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Redding personal injury lawyer. Two men were injured and taken to a nearby hospital following a recent Redding highway crash. Local California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said that the crash involved two big-rig trucks and trapped one driver and passenger inside of their vehicle for almost two whole hours. Multiple agencies assisted with removing the men from the semi and transporting them to care centers. The collision occurred on Highway Interstate 5 and was reported to be partially caused by traffic left by an earlier crash on the same highway. The earlier accident, which happened near Knighton Road, was reported to have not caused any injuries.
The accident took place not long after 8:00 a.m. to the south of the Knighton Road exit, according to CHP spokesman Bob Hisle. Hisle noted that the crash was between a big-rig carrying mail and another that had been hauling produce. As northbound traffic backed up because of the prior crash, one of the semis came to a stop. The other semi, which had been driving behind the first, failed to stop in time and crashed into the rear-end of the stopped truck.
The force of the crash caused the cab of the second big-rig to become pinned underneath the trailer of the first, trapping the driver and his passenger inside. The speed at which the second truck was driving when the accident happened is not currently known.
CHP issued a full-on emergency response after being notified about the crash. Responding agencies included the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CHP officers, and members of the Anderson Fire Department. One of the northbound highway lanes was closed to traffic as responders worked to remove the men from the wreck. Shortly before 10 a.m., the men were freed from the semi’s tractor.
Medics found that the driver had been seriously injured and had him taken to a Redding hospital. The passenger, who reported being in pain due to the crash, was also hospitalized. Specific details about the nature of their injuries were not available.
While many people notice that they are injured right away, sometimes it can take a while for symptoms of an auto accident injury to appear. In cases such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries, people can go hours, days, and even weeks without realizing they’ve been hurt. Because of this, it is important to always seek medical care after a crash. A medical professional will be able to make sure that you don’t walk away from an accident with a condition that could lead to complications and/or secondary injuries.
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