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One person sustained serious injuries in a semi-truck accident that happened in Fresno on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened around 4:10 p.m. on Highway 99 on May 15, 2024, according to information provided by Your Central Valley.

When California Highway Patrol officers arrived on scene, they found that a pickup truck was stuck between two semi-trucks. A driver was traveling north on Highway 99 in a Ford pickup truck behind a semi-truck when both drivers stopped for heavy traffic in the area. A second semi behind the pickup truck did not stop in time for traffic, slamming into the pickup truck.

Due to the force of the collision, the pickup truck was stuck underneath the semi-truck in front of it. The driver was trapped and had to be extricated by emergency responders.

Police confirmed that the driver of the pickup truck was seriously injured. They were rushed to the hospital for treatment of major injuries. Nobody else sustained injuries in the collision.

Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

Maison Law of Fresno posted details regarding this accident, as well as information for victims of truck accidents.

Semi-Truck Accident Hazards in Fresno

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents that take place on Fresno roads every year. In 2023, California’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) estimated that 58 total truck accidents took place in Fresno. Out of these collisions, one life was lost and 68 individuals sustained injuries.

Due to the sheer size of semi-trucks, these accidents tend to lead to devastating results. This is why truck drivers are expected to follow the rules of the road and take precautions. When truck accidents do take place, victims should know that they have options moving forward.

Following a Semi-Truck Accident in Fresno

Facing a truck accident can leave you with more questions than answers. You may have a long road to recovery before you that you are not prepared for. On top of this, it is not unusual to be contacted by the insurance company soon after your accident.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident caused by a negligent party, it is important that you seek legal help as soon as possible. Our Fresno truck accident lawyers are here to listen to you and help you through these trying times.

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