September 21, 2011- Two semi trucks crashed causing traffic to back up Wednesday afternoon on northbound Interstate 5. The accident occurred at about 2:20 PM, on I-5 north of the Fort Tejon on ramp, south of Bakersfield.
An oversize-load tractor-trailer, with a 130,000 pound compressor on the trailer, lost control and hit another big rig at a high rate of speed. The wide load trailer landed on the freeway shoulder.
The tractor section of the truck jack-knifed in the middle of the lanes, and ended up resting on the median safety wall. The truck then started a one acre grass fire in the median vegetation.
One driver received minor injuries and refused treatment. There were no other reported injuries.
Several lanes of the freeway were closed for a few hours, while cranes removed the big rigs. The CHP is investigating this collision.
Please give me a call if you need legal representation for this accident. Attorney John Rozier. I am a personal injury lawyer, and specialize in these types of cases. Let our expert engineers take a look at the crash site for further analysis. My firm is located in Visalia, north of Bakersfield 559-713-0159.