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Big-Rig Runs Red Light; 2 Victims Critically Injured

A big-rig ran a red light on Monday, causing a multi-vehicle collision in San Clemente. The accident happened at about 11 a.m. on the off-ramp of the southbound I-5 Freeway at Avenida Pico.

The big-rig driver, 61-year-old Gerald Pesicka of Frazee, Montana, blew through a red light at the end of the off-ramp. The big-rig slammed into a Volvo SUV and a BMW at the intersection, and pushed them into another big-rig.

The Volvo's driver, 25-year-old Kiley Jones, and passenger, 23-year-old Kevyn Menges, both from San Clemente, sustained critical injuries. Firefighters had to extricate the women from the vehicle using the jaws of life. Both women remain hospitalized at Mission Viejo.

An occupant of the BMW was also injured and transported to a local hospital.

Truck accidents, including those involving a tractor-trailer, semi, big rig, dump truck or flatbed truck, usually result in serious injuries or death. Because a truck accident claim often has significant value, trucking companies spend enormous sums of money fighting this claims. They may dispute liability. They will certainly dispute the nature and extent of the injuries suffered by the victim.

If you were injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. The lawyers at McGee, Lerer and Associates have extensive experienced representing truck accident victims. We have offices in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Long Beach and Pasadena. Call our firm for a free consultation with an attorney 24/7.