At Least 1 Hurt in Firebaugh Collision with Big Rig
FIREBAUGH (June 12, 2018)– According to the California Highway Patrol, a major injury collision was reported Tuesday morning on the I-5 north freeway at or near the Shields Avenue off-ramp.
Authorities responded to the scene after being notified of the crash at roughly 12:15 a.m. between a vehicle and a big rig tractor-trailer.
Firebaugh Big Rig Tractor-Trailer Crash
While no details were provided in regards to what happened, the tractor-trailer had been hauling roughly 80,000 pounds before the wreck and ultimately left the rig on its side while the driver of the other vehicle was left pinned inside.
Authorities confirmed that one person possibly the driver of the vehicle was badly injured and therefore airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
It remains unclear whether or not there were any other injuries reported by the big rig driver or anyone else.
Two tow-trucks were required provided by Eppler Towing, one heavy duty, to remove the vehicles from off the road.
CHP officials remained present at the scene for at least four hours investigating and gathering information to help piece together what exactly happened and why.
Fresno County Personal Injury Accident Attorney
Based on the information provided in the report, the company employing the big rig tractor trailer could potentially be held liable for the collision. A thorough investigation will ensue, however, as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, those who suffered injuries following a collision may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the company responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Fresno County personal injury accident law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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