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Truck accident in Central California injures 2 truckers

A crash occurred on southbound Highway 99 near Le Grand on Oct. 7, reportedly. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 2:15 p.m. crash involved a car and two big rigs.

A 42-year-old man was traveling south on the highway in a tractor-trailer near Sandy Mush Road when he swerved and struck another tractor-trailer on its right side, according to CHP. The contact caused the driver of the second tractor-trailer, a 63-year-old man, to lose control of the vehicle. Consequently, the second tractor-trailer rolled over, CHP stated.

Subsequent to that collision, the first tractor-trailer continued traveling in the southbound lanes, ultimately hitting a 1998 Saturn driven by a 42-year-old Five Points man, authorities said. The impact of the collision caused the car to spin out of control, reportedly. The tractor-trailer careened off of the highway, eventually coming to a halt upright, near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

Emergency personnel transported the 63-year-old driver of the second tractor-trailer to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with serious injuries, authorities reported. The drivers of the Saturn and the first tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries in the wreck, purportedly.

Individuals involved in a semi-truck accident may suffer serious physical injuries as well as financial harm. For, the costs of treating accident-related injuries can be devastating, especially if victims are forced to take time off from work while they recuperate from the crash. That is why many accident victims seek the counsel and representation of a personal injury attorney during the immediate aftermath of the wreck. The attorney may help victims assemble the evidence and materials necessary to present a convincing personal injury claim.

Source: The Fresno Bee, "Two separate big rig crashes reported in Merced County", October 07, 2014

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