Dump Truck Loses Brakes, Injuring 6

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On Monday, February 5, a major accident occurred in Santa Rosa, California when a dump truck carrying debris from an October wildfire shot through an intersection and caused a crash involving 9 vehicles. The dump truck lost its brakes just off Highway 101 and attempted to swerve off the road to avoid cars but ended up hitting a vehicle, causing a massive fire, and sending six people to the hospital for injuries.

The crash occurred in the same northern California community, Fountaingrove, that dealt with major wildfires in October.

Fountaingrove resident Larry Broderick, who witnessed the accident and helped pull victims out of burning cars, described the accident: “The initial crash was a boom,” he said. “Then boom, boom, boom, sparks, and everything caught. You could see where it was going to go with the spilled fuel.”

Six people were taken to the hospital, two with major injuries. Multiple roads in the area have been closed since the accident, including Mendocino Avenue northbound at Bicentennial Way. CHP is recommending that drivers avoid the area altogether.

Here at Dial & Associates, we send our best wishes to the injured people involved in the crash.  We hope that they recover from their injuries as quickly as possible.

Dial & Associates handles a wide range of personal injury cases. If you or a loved one have been injured, we can make sure you receive the full compensation you deserve. It is worthwhile to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to get advice as to what you may be able to do.

Stephen Dial is professional, highly respected, and friendly. He will guide you through the complexities of personal injury cases. Give us a call today at (714) 279-8055 so that we can help you.

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