4 Big Rigs, 4 Tankers Collide On 5 Freeway

NEWHALL PASS (CBS) — Four big rigs and four tanker trucks collided in the truck lane tunnel on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway at the eastbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the truck tunnel.

One big rig is a gas tanker, but there does not appear to be a leak, according to the CHP.

There have been no reports of fire. A HazMat team is on scene as a precaution.

Four patients are being transported. Early reports say none of the injuries is serious or life-threatening.

The collision occurred at 8:28 p.m., says Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Los Angeles County Fire Department is also responding.

Early reports from the scene said as many as 17 big rigs had collided.

Officials now say only 4 of the big rigs are tangled up, the others are able to roll out on their own power.

In addition to the four bigs that sustained heavy damage, four tankers are also unable to be driven, according to officials at the scene.

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  • t

    im really glad it wasnt as bad as the last collision in that tunnel – thank God everybody is ok…

  • deen

    Must be one of those irresponsible, reckless, talking on the cell phone , driving on the wrong lane pos truck driver……

  • jimmy

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    At the corner of Calaveras and N. Park Victoria in Milpitas California two corrupt DEA allmost caused the death of an elderly lady while they where harrassing a suspect.
    The elderly lady was crossing the street about 15 yards ahead of the suspect’s car that was going west bound on Calaveras after having just pulled out of the Shell station. One of the DEA in the bus stop near the Shell station tried to gain the attention of the suspect thereby almost causing the car to hit the elderly lady. The other DEA was at the Shell station.
    They have also recently, on several occasions, entered my home while I was not there so that they can get better access to my vehicle and loosen steering linkages, remove wheel weights, tamper with breaks, tamper with transmission linkages, etc… Every time I detect that they have entered my home, my dog looks like he is not feeling well. Why take my insolence out on a dog?
    They are also shooting BB guns at my car while driving. One instance they shot a BB gun at my car in a very busy intersection of highways 680&101 while I was traveling 55+ mph.
    They have been harrassing me for 20 years.

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