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Fiery Freeway Crash Ends Ok

On Behalf of / Friday, 10 January 2014 / Published in Car Accident, Personal Injury

Fiery Freeway Accident Could have Killed Several

On Monday there was a horrible crash that could have ended pretty bad. Luckily six people survived what could have been a deadly high speed crash. Eight vehicles went off the freeway and over a 100 foot cliff then caught fire!

The U.S. Forest Service Battalion Chief stated that “Multiple situations could have happened.” He says that they were just thankful that it turned out the way that it did and everyone was ok, they were even able to make their own way up the hill.  The accident happened around 10:15 on a Monday Morning.

The California Highway Patrol Investigators report that a San Diego man in a Ford Expedition was driving 75 m.p.h. and made an unsafe lane change. In the process he clipped the front of a motorhome. The two vehicles veered to the right, off the road and over the side. They hit the bottom of a steep, rocky ravine and then burst into flames.

Luckily, everyone inside somehow managed to get out of the vehicles without being burned. They then scrambled to the top of the slope just as the paramedics and firefighters were arriving.

CHP Spokesman says:

Luckily, no one was seriously injured out of all of this,We’ve had several crashes where recreational vehicles just open up like a can, is basically what happens. You peel the can, whatever’s in there just goes wherever.  So, very lucky.

The woman in the accident suffered a gash on her forehead. The two men and three kids all complained of what was described as “Mild to Moderate” bodily injuries.

The Poilce is investigating the driver of the Expedition, because they suspected he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

According to the Chief, it was lucky that the kids were ok. They were in the back of the RV which meant they probably wasn’t even strapped in. It’s unsure of who were wearing belts and who wasn’t at this point.

According to Pearlstein, high speeds are commonplace along that windy stretch of the freeway. That part of the freeway is known as “Horse Thief Undercrossing.”

Perlstein explained:

It’s at the bottom of a hill — it’s actually at that point starting to straighten out, level out,That’s one of our heavily enforced areas. Our officers are always out there, running radar speeds at that spot.

Aguirre Morris & Severson LLP