18 Hurt in Seal Beach Multi-Vehicle Accident
SEAL BEACH, CA (March 14, 2019) – Eighteen people sustained injuries in a multi-vehicle accident that closed the northbound 405 at the 605 freeway on March 13.
According to the Orange County Fire Authority, among the eighteen victims, two were trauma patients.
Paramedics transported the two patients to area hospitals. Meanwhile, the sixteen people sustained minor injuries, OCFA Capt. Tony Bommarito clarified.
CHP Officer Duane Graham stated that the most severe injury was a broken arm.
The initial collision involving a Chevy Suburban and a Toyota Tundra occurred at 9:30 a.m. Soon after, the succeeding crashes happened between two vans, one of them a Ford F350.
Graham revealed that one of the involved cars maneuvered an unsafe lane change. As a result, this action caused the chain-reaction crash.
Due to the incident, CHP issued a SigAlert on the northbound for around an hour during cleanup. Furthermore, vehicles were also transferred from the roadway. At 12:00 p.m., lanes were reopened.
In addition, reports stated that the traffic backup continued on the northbound 405 and the westbound 22 freeway over an hour later.
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