Fiery Big Rig Crash on 57 Freeway Causes Multi-Vehicle Pileup

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA (March 26, 2024)A big rig truck crashed through the center divider on the 57 Freeway in Orange County, overturning and igniting a fire in the southbound lanes near Imperial Highway in Fullerton. The incident, which took place just after 8 a.m. on Monday, involved a total of five vehicles, including the big rig.


Traveling northbound, the big rig collided with the center divider before flipping into the opposing lanes, where its fuel caught fire, leading to towering flames. Despite the severity of the crash and the subsequent fire, California Highway Patrol Officer Howell reported to local news agencies that there were no fatalities or serious injuries, though some minor injuries were noted.


The Orange County big rig crash caused significant disruptions, with all southbound lanes and three northbound lanes of the freeway closed to traffic as emergency services responded to the scene. The swift action of first responders played a crucial role in preventing serious injuries and managing the situation on one of the busiest freeways in Orange County.

Accidents involving commercial vehicles can often lead to significant consequences due to the size and weight of these vehicles compared to passenger cars. The outcomes of such collisions can include severe property damage, critical injuries, or fatalities. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to this type of accident, RTM Law Firm can help you get medical care and compensation.Call now for a free consultation.




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