[05-02-2024] Sacramento County, CA – Two People Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Collision Involving Big Rig Along Interstate 5

Published May 6, 2024

[05-02-2024] Two People Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Collision Involving Big Rig Along Interstate 5Two people were injured following a multi-vehicle collision involving a big rig in Sacramento County on Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the major crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. along Interstate 5 at Lambert Road.

CHP said that the incident involved at least three vehicles, including a big rig. Half of the truck fell off a bridge and into a creek below, while the other half remained on the freeway. 

Two people sustained major injuries, said CHP. It was not disclosed if they were transported to a local hospital and which vehicles they were in.

Several lanes of I-5 were closed as emergency crews cleared the obstruction.

Additional information was not immediately available. The authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash and the possible factors that may have led to it.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.