3 Injured in Fresno County Crash on Highway 99 Near Clovis Avenue
FRESNO COUNTY (September 7, 2018) – At least three people were injured, one seriously, after a traffic collision involving a taco truck along Highway 99 Thursday night, according to The Fresno Bee and ABC 30 News.
The accident took place at around 10:18 p.m. near Clovis Avenue.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a semi-truck was going south on Highway 99 in the No. 3 lane when for an unknown reason it rear ended an El Mexicano taco truck.
El Mexicano Taco Truck Crash on Highway 99 Friday
The operator of the taco truck lost control and collided with an SUV and another vehicle before hitting the center divider. The taco truck rolled over as a result of the crash.
CHP affirmed that the driver of the SUV was flown to the hospital to be treated for major injuries. Two people riding the El Mexicano truck suffered minor wounds upon impact.
The names and condition of the patients at this time were not disclosed. Meanwhile, two lanes of the highway were closed as authorities conducted their investigation.
Fresno County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the cars and the trucks involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what exactly caused the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicles and the trucks, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the cars and the trucks, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Fresno County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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