One Airlifted Following Big Rig Collision on 5 Freeway
A big rig and Dodge pickup truck collided in Willows on Monday evening, resulting in serious injuries.
According to CHP, the accident occurred at 5:48 p.m. on March 28th within the southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident near the County Road 68 off-ramp.
As a result, a female involved was airlifted to Enloe Medical Center with severe injuries.
No further details have been provided.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability.
It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable.
It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.