A two-vehicle crash was reported on Wednesday, January 6th in Silver Lake. California Highway Patrol was the lead investigator at the scene of the crash. The incident happened just past 3:00 a.m. on Golden State Freeway near Fletcher Drive. A small sedan collided with a semi-trailer while heading state on the freeway and blew up in flames. The semi-trailer was carrying fuel, however, no further explosion was reported. Eyewitnesses reported that several occupants of the sedan managed to escape. It is unknown if anyone was left trapped inside the vehicle and if there were any injuries or deaths from the incident. Several lanes of Golden State Freeway were closed while authorities are investigating the crash.
Can You File A Claim to Your Auto Insurance for Vehicle Fires?
Vehicle fires can be caused by many things, from improperly maintained vehicles to faulty products. It is also not uncommon for vehicle fires to come about following a collision. In fact, around 60% of all vehicle fires will happen after a fatal collision. If your vehicle fire was caused by a collision then it is possible for you to file a claim to your auto insurance. However, this should not be your first choice. Prioritize filing a claim against the at-fault driver who caused the collision to happen in the first place. If you want to consult a lawyer to know more about how to start this process, call us today at (800) 310-1606 to receive a free consultation.
Source: KFI AM 640