Three Injured in Big Rig Accident on I-5 in Kings County, CA
Kings County, CA -- June 14, 2022, three people were injured after an accident where a big rig and a car collided along I-5.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:10 p.m. along I-5 in the area of Highway 41.
According to officials, an Audi made a turn and then collided with a big rig in southbound lanes. This sent the big rig off-road where it crashed into a ravine. The Audi overturned.
After the crash, police say the Audi driver was on the shoulder by where the truck went off-road. A box truck then hit the Audi driver and left the scene.
Due to the accident, the big rig and Audi drivers both reportedly had serious injuries. A passenger in the big rig was said to have minor injuries. Police continue to search for the box truck.
Commentary on Big Rig Hit-and-run Accident on I-5 in Kings County
There's certainly a lot going on here, and there were likely some injuries resulting from the initial crash that warrant attention. After all, the law is nuanced enough to separate between different accidents that are all part of the same chain of events. But the fact a driver left this scene is also incredibly important, and taking steps to see them answer for their role in these events is crucial.
One important step is simply to keep these reports in the public eye as much as possible. I had a case a while back where a couple that saw a hit-and-run and wrote down the truck's information called us and helped us identify the truck driver. Somehow, police lost their contact info and never followed up, so who knows if the driver ever would have been caught had those folks not seen our reports. Hopefully similar efforts to keep these details in the public eye are equally productive in getting people the help they need.