• August 05, 2022

Four Injured in Big Rig Accident on Route 405 in Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa, CA -- August 3, 2022, four people were injured following an accident where a big rig and other vehicles crashed on Route 405.

Investigators reported that the crash took place just before 12:30 p.m. along Route 405 near Red Hill Avenue. In reports, officials said that three passenger vehicles and a semi-truck somehow crossed paths and collided. This caused the truck to overturn, following which it burst into flames.

Costa Mesa, CA Big Rig Accident red hill on Route 405

At least four people were injured due to the crash. The exact circumstances leading to the crash are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on Route 405 in Costa Mesa

It's not clear what happened her,e but the truck catching fire certainly raises red flags. Finding out the cause of the accident is obviously important, but it's also important to consider what role the fire played in the injuries here and how it happened.

Authorities often overlook an important problem in the commercial truck industry of trucks catching fire too easily due to the placement of fuel tanks. It's something manufacturers can help prevent, but many simply refuse to make the necessary changes. Could it be that played a role in this incident?

Clicking the image below will help those that want to know more about this complex issue.


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