Baljit Sindhu, 59; and Banjindher Singh, 35, Injured in Highway 44 Crash
LASSEN COUNTY, CA (March 13, 2023) – A big rig crash injured Baljit Sindhu and Banjindher Singh on Highway 44 in Lassen County.
The California Highway Patrol identified the Elk Grove residents as the victims in the wreck which took place on Monday.
The incident happened when Baljit Sindhu, 59, was driving a 2020 Freightliner with Banjindher Singh, 35, as his passenger in Lassen County. The two were going west on Highway 44.
The big rig with a load of paint then entered an icy curve at the Poison Lake. In the process, the semi-truck jackknifed and collided with a snow embankment.
2 Big Rigs Collide
Its saddle tanks ended up ruptured upon impact and about 120 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway. After some time, a 2021 Peterbilt with an empty trailer approached and entered the curve.
CHP said the Peterbilt slammed into the Freightliner. The Lassen County Times wrote that the collision occurred on March 13 at about 5:35 a.m.
Baljit Sindhu complained of pain while Banjindher Singh sustained major injuries as a result of the crash. The driver of the other big rig survived the incident with minor injuries.
Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene and rushed all three patients to the Banner Lassen Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, officers forced the westbound lanes of Highway 44 to shut down following the wreck. The cause of the Lassen County crash is still under investigation.
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Source: Lassen County Times
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