Drivers and passengers were involved in a nineteen-vehicle pileup near Agua Dulce, California. Tuesday morning a big-rig truck towing two trailers collided with multiple vehicles. The drivers and passengers said they felt fortunate the massive crash looked worse than it actually was.
Michael Schwartz is a painter and he was traveling with three passengers when his truck was rear-ended. He says, “I would’ve thought when I got out of the car and looked at cars piled on top of each other that there would have been some fatalities or some very serious injuries, and, thank God, there wasn’t,” said Michael Schwartz, a painter who was travelling with three colleagues when his truck was slammed from behind.
Schwartz said he was stopped on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. He was surprised when he heard squealing breaks and felt a “tremendous impact” followed by three other successive impacts. The crash occurred south of the Escondido Canyon Road exit in the Agua Dulce area. The occurred about 1 mile east of Vasquez Rocks County park.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, fifteen individuals were injured and taken to the hospital. Two additional patients were treated at the scene and released. Fortunately the CHP officials claim that those injured in the accident are expected to make a full recovery. The crash occurred at 9:42 a.m. The roadway was eventually opened at 2 p.m.
The California Highway Patrol’s traffic website stated that 25 tons of sand were involved in the accident. This caused the passengers to be trapped in their vehicles. Photos from the scene showed at least nine cars piled on top of each other. The vehicles suffered severe damages. Officials on scene said that the big rig was going too fast while traveling around a curve. The truck was not far behind a CHP officers patrol car, which was swerving back and forth in order to slow traffic to create a break so that debris could be cleared from the roadway.
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