Foggy Conditions Creates 50 Car Pileup on I-15 Freeway
The Cajon Pass was the site of a massive pile up that involved as many as fifty cars and two big rigs, leaving 11 people injured. The chain reaction started when a couple of tractor trailers collided near Oak Hills Road in the northbound lanes during an early morning fog. Reports also indicate that one of the trucks spilled diesel fuel. The fog itself is attributed to the “June Gloom” weather phenomenon currently occurring in San Bernardino. June Gloom refers to a mass accumulation of mist, drizzle and low clouds that travels inland from oceanic marine layers.
Injuries from the pileup ranged from moderate to minor and thankfully, there were no fatalities.
Sadly, most car accidents of this type are avoidable and can be attributed to driver error. Once fault is established, the injured motorists will be able to receive compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to driver negligence, you may be entitled to monetary damages. Contact us today to and talk to a qualified personal injury lawyer about your case to learn what your legal options are.