Drivers Hurt after Long Beach Big Rig Crash on 605 Freeway
LONG BEACH, CA (September 17, 2019) — Two drivers sustained injuries after a big rig accident on 605 Freeway on Tuesday, September 17.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened at about 1:10 a.m. when a Toyota Corolla crashed into the big rig near the Willow Street off-ramp.
As a result of the crash, the big rig rolled over and impacted the guardrail. This caused the engine to become dislodged from the engine compartment of the big rig, according to CHP Sgt. Anthony Soriano. A BMW moving in the No. 2 or 3 struck the engine that was in the roadway.
Emergency personnel rushed both drivers to a hospital with minor injuries, the CHP said. The driver of the big rig did not sustain injuries.
The accident closed all southbound lanes for hours. CHP stated that the lanes are not expected to reopen until 9:15 a.m.
An Orange County Fire Authority official said that a hazardous materials team responded at the area in to clean up spilled gasoline and oil. The freeway would be shut down until they completed the cleanup. The accident site was near the Long Beach/Los Alamitos border, prompting an OCFA response.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a big rig crash, reach out to the expert lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field, and we know what it takes to win your case. Our attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with cases including car accidents, personal injury, and disability cases. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area. You can contact us 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, online chat, and text message.