Multi-Car Accident Injures One on Sacramento’s 5 Freeway

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (May 7, 2024)One individual sustained injuries in a multi-car collision involving a big rig on the 5 Freeway near Lambert Road.

As per the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the multi-vehicle crash unfolded on Thursday afternoon. Approximately four to five vehicles, including a big rig, collided under ambiguous circumstances. Responding to the scene, CHP officers and paramedics discovered the big rig split, with one part obstructing the freeway and the other half submerged in a creek below, following its descent.

Commuters encountered traffic congestion stretching to Elk Grove Boulevard due to the incident, while the Consumnes Fire Department and Walnut Grove Fire Department provided aid to the injured. Details regarding the individuals harmed or the factors precipitating the accident remained undisclosed. CHP urged anyone possessing additional information on the multi-car collision to contact them promptly.

Multi-vehicle accidents often unfold on high-speed highways. To mitigate the risk of such occurrences, it’s imperative to maintain significant space around your vehicle. Adhere to traffic and weather conditions, and remain vigilant. Distractions, particularly from mobile devices, can divert attention from prioritizing safety.

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