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1 Killed, 10 Injured in Fiery Big Rig Crash in Griffith Park Area

ABC, Los Angeles, reports that one person was killed and 10 others were injured in a crash involving two big rigs on the 5 Freeway Tuesday morning in the Griffith Park area, prompting a full closure of all lanes in both directions.

The eight-vehicle collision occurred shortly before 11 a.m. on the freeway near Los Feliz Boulevard, generating a dramatic fire and a response from the California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Fire Department. The bulk of the flames were extinguished by 11:30 a.m. CHP said a preliminary investigation indicated that the semitruck driver lost control of the vehicle and that it traveled west across all northbound lanes. The vehicle crashed into other cars and smashed through the center divider onto the southbound lanes.

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim of this tragedy. We hate hearing stories like this, but it is so important for everyone to be aware of the help a lawyer can provide victims and their families. In situations like this, they can help you step-by-step through opening a claim, dealing with insurance companies, and more. Call Battle Born Injury Lawyers if you or a loved one have been in an accident and schedule a free consultation.