I-5 Oil Spill Involved Two Semi-Trailers and One Car - Adamson Ahdoot LLP

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I-5 Oil Spill Involved Two Semi-Trailers and One Car

November 5, 2020 Alan Ahdoot

An oil spill was reported on one of I-5’s lanes on Saturday, October 24th, following a vehicular incident involving two semi-trailers and a passenger vehicle. California Highway Patrol was one of the first responders at the scene. It happened near Grapevine at around 5:00 a.m. The oil spill happened when the passenger vehicle, which was trying to overtake both semi-trailers by traveling in the middle of them, crashed into one of the trailers. More than 55 gallons of oil fuel ended up on the road. It is unknown whether anyone was injured from this incident. Several lanes of the I-5 were temporarily closed while the clean-up process commenced.

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