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Fog leads to 30-car pileup and 17 injuries

Fog showed just how dangerous it can be during a recent car accident in California. Reports show that somewhere between 20 and 30 different cars were involved in the wreck, and around 17 people suffered injuries.

The wreck happened on the 15 Freeway, in the southbound lanes. Two cars crashed right around 10 a.m., on May 30, 2018. The heavy fog in the area then cut down on visibility for other drivers, who just kept piling into the initial wreck until as many as 30 vehicles sat damaged on the pavement.

Police did note that many people got out of the accident without injuries, saying that they started by assessing 27 different people. That number then dropped to 17. While some injuries were minor, at least two people were rushed to area hospitals by emergency crews, and their injuries are said to be life-threatening.

One woman said that she stopped behind the wreck, and she was looking out her window at two or three vehicles that had flipped over when another vehicle slammed into her car from behind. The impact was hard enough to knock her car forward into the next vehicle.

Video from the scene does show cars on their sides. It also shows numerous semitrucks sitting among the wreckage. Many people climbed out of their cars and stood on the side of the road, behind a guardrail, to avoid getting hit by the cars still smashing into the back of the pileup.

An accident like this can leave multiple people with injuries and it takes a long time to sort out. It is important for those who get hurt to know what legal options they have.

Source: ABC, “Cajon Pass: At least 17 people injured in multi-vehicle crash on SB 15 Freeway,” Leticia Juarez, May 30, 2018

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