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Wrong Way Driving Car Crash

Posted on May 24, 2012 | Written By: iadminlaw

Drivers slowed down in both directions of Sylmar’s 210 Freeway diverting their attention to a fire and an amorphous cloud of dark smoke that grew in the skies. Those who were close enough to the scene saw that two vehicles had caught fire. Others who’d been there at the time of the accident Thursday morning looked back through their rear view mirror and called emergency services for help and reported the accident which they had escaped.

Smoke wafting from the Guinness Brewery

Smoke wafting from the Guinness Brewery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What callers reported was a crash with a vehicle and a UPS tandem tractor-trailer at about 2:15 a.m. Both vehicles had crashed head on.

California Highway Patrol arrived to the scene of the crash westbound on the 210 east of Roxford Street in Sylmar near the city of Los Angeles. The big-rig crashed through the center divider blocking two lanes on the eastbound freeway.

The CHP team closed down the westbound section of the highway and two eastbound lanes. Vehicles heading westbound were forced to detour at an earlier exit. Vehicles on the eastbound lanes were forced to merge onto the right hand lanes.

Various sources reported a female behind the wheel of a vehicle allegedly entered the freeway through an exit she was heading eastbound when traffic was intended to head west. The near desolate freeway at the time of her entry was enough to help convince her she was heading in the right direction. Seconds later in the horizon a wave of vehicles, including a tandem UPS tractor-trailer en route to a shipping facility sped in her direction.

In an attempt to avoid the collision, the UPS vehicle tried to swerve left, but it was too late. The two vehicles had crashed at high speeds.

English: Trailer parked on Fay St adjacent to ...

English: Trailer parked on Fay St adjacent to the UPS facility in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fire erupted as both vehicles crashed. The UPS trailer flipped on its side and crashed through the center concrete divider lying jackknifed on the road. The vehicle that was headed in the wrong direction smashed head-on to the trailer’s left side puncturing the fuel tank.

Firefighters adroitly extinguished the fire; it was put out in less than twenty minutes when the accident had been reported. Inside the vehicle they found an unresponsive woman. Upon further examining the woman, they declared her dead at the scene. She had died in the crash.

Packages addressed to various people were scattered throughout the roadway. Some were drenched in water while others were crushed. The driver of the truck was treated by the paramedics and transported to a local hospital for injuries. The driver’s only worry would be to recover should the driver decide to contact a Los Angeles car accident lawyer. The Accident Attorney’s Group has law offices set up through Southern California and have won compensation for many of their clients.

At about five in the morning, CHP opened one westbound lane and gradually opened the rest by about 7:30 a.m.

If you or anyone you know been involved in an accident you have the right to compensations. You need a car accident lawyer who knows California laws thoroughly to win your case.

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