Driver of Pickup Truck Seriously Hurt, Big Rig Slams Into Back of Vehicle
HANFORD (May 17, 2018)– According to the California Highway Patrol, a big rig was involved in a violent rear-end collision leaving another motorist badly hurt Thursday just before noon at Excelsior and 9th avenues.
At roughly 11:56 a.m., the driver of a semi-truck apparently failed to notice traffic coming to a halt subsequently plowing into the back of an alleged Chevy pickup truck.
Pickup Truck Driver in Critical Condition
CHP officials confirmed the driver of the Chevy who was not immediately identified suffered major injuries requiring the motorist to be rushed to an emergency room.
There were no apparent injuries sustained by the big rig driver who appeared to have been ok, according to the dispatch report.
Meanwhile, tons of diesel fuel covered the road following the wreck as the Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to the scene to help with the removal of the debris and spillage.
Both vehicles were towed away from the scene.
No further details have been disclosed as authorities remained on scene as of 2:00 p.m.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim along with their family and friends during such difficult times.
Hanford Car Accident Injury Lawyer
Based on the information provided so far, it appears as though the operator of the semi-truck and the corporation that employs the driver will be held fully liable for the injuries suffered by the victim involved in this incident.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the driver of the pickup truck and any injured passengers will be entitled to personal injury lawsuit against the big rig truck driver pending the results of the investigation. Injured victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, as well as pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been the victim injured in a car accident, contact our experienced Hanford and Kings County personal injury accident lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed
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