At 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2012, a semi-truck traveling on the 22-5-27 freeway connector overturned on a Nissan Xterra, leaving the driver of the Xterra trapped for about an hour. The 22-5-27 connector was closed for several hours while the victim was rescued and the accident was investigated. According to California Highway Patrol Officer John Patterson, the semi-truck driver was traveling in the No. 1 lane at a speed of about 40–45 mph at the time of the accident. The truck swerved to the right and overturned, trapping a dark blue Nissan Xterra underneath. Although the cause of the accident is unknown, some witnesses say they saw the truck’s left tire lift from the road surface just before the accident. Emergency responders worked through the wreckage to free the driver of the Xterra, using the Jaws of Life to remove doors and a seat from the trapped vehicle. The driver of the Xterra eventually was removed, and officials report that the driver is in stable condition following the accident. The attorneys with Russell & Lazarus hope the victim in this frightening accident experiences a fast and full recovery. We are relieved to learn no one was injured in this accident. If you or a loved one was injured in an Orange County semi-truck accident and needs help, please contact one of our experienced Orange County car accident lawyers. You can reach Russell & Lazarus today at (949) 851-0222 or by filling out the convenient online contact form on this page.