The Weather is Making an Impact on California Highways

January 25, 2013

The rain has arrived in San Diego County last night, causing power outages, as well as many delays, and already one major accident on our freeways.

According to the California Highway Patrol a truck carrying cars jackknifed and blocked the fast lane on Interstate 15 just south of Interstate 8. The accident, which involved two additional vehicles, occurred shortly after 6 a.m. Traffic had been backed up all the way to Interstate 805 and moving very slowly all the way to Chula Vista.  The Cause of the accident is under investigation.

In addition to the jackknifed truck, there was also a single car accident on Interstate 805 at University Avenure. According to the CHP, the car involved had spun out and blocked traffic.

Los Angeles has been dealing with a slew of accidents this rainy morning. The most substantial was a  16-vehicle crash on the 101 Freeway in the Cahuenga Pass. This major accident occurred at 12:20 a.m. Friday morning. It began as a single accident, followed by 5 subsequent accidents. The accident sent six people to the hospital. At least one person, who might have exited a vehicle during the series of crashes, was in critical condition. Crews worked for 2 hours straight to clear the wreckage in time for the morning commute.

This post is published by  The Law Offices of Padilla Law Group, LLP, specialists in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Product Liability matters.

{Source: ABC Local}