Two Killed in 7-Car Pileup On I-5


A seven-car pileup on Interstate 5 killed two people early morning last Thursday, May 23. Dozens of drivers were stranded on the freeway when all northbound lanes were shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the debris from the crash.

According to California Highway Patrol, an Arizona driver in a big rig slammed into several stopped cars while going about 55 miles per hour. Cars had started backing up along the interstate due to the closure of one lane caused by an earlier accident involving a semi and a sedan.

The initial impact triggered a series of collisions with other vehicles, including four other big rigs and three sedans.

The semitrailer went over the top of a Hyundai following the initial impact. The 50-year-old driver of the Hyundai and one other man, 36, were killed in the crash. One other person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Although the crash is still under investigation, the CHP has said that alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the crash.

Source: FOX 40

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Aidin Ghavimi

Aidin is a partner at Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, and focuses on personal injury and employment law cases in and around Southern California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola School of Law and his Bachelor’s from USC. Aidin’s primary goal is to bring justice to his clients and to ensure they are able to move on with their lives after a serious injury.

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