Los Banos, CA – Injuries Reported in Truck Accident on CA-33
Los Banos, CA (September 5, 2020) – A truck accident reported on Friday morning in the Los Banos area resulted in serious injuries. Just after 5:30 a.m., on September 4, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on California State Highway 33.
Reports provided by authorities show that a pickup truck and a semi-truck loaded with tomatoes collided on the eastbound lanes of California State Highway 33 near the intersection with Volta Road. The crash resulted in severe damage to the pickup truck, causing major traffic delays throughout the roadway.
At least one person involved in the crash was seriously injured. The victim was rushed from the scene of the crash to a local hospital for treatment.
Crews spent an extensive amount of time at the scene clearing spilled tomatoes from the eastbound lanes of the highway. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident.
Truck Accidents in California
Being involved in any type of vehicle accident can have an overwhelming impact on a person’s life. The severity of injuries, damages, and consequences are greatly increased for victims who are injured in collisions with semi-trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles. Nearly 2,900 people are injured in auto collisions throughout California each week. Driver error is the leading cause of these accidents, accounting for more than 80% of crashes. Other leading causes of semi accidents include inclement weather, road conditions, and defective parts. The size and weight of these vehicles, combined with the negligence of drivers are a recipe for disaster. Numerous victims involved in collisions with trucks require immediate medical attention.
In fact, these accidents send thousands of victims to local hospitals where they have to undergo emergency surgery and spend months off work to recover. Truck accidents often leave victims with catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment, hospitalization, and therapy. Many victims never fully recover from their accidents and are left permanently impaired. When victims are injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers, it is imperative that they reach out to a truck accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Those harmed may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after an accident.
William E. Weiss, attorney at law, has nearly four decades of experience representing people injured in auto accidents caused by negligent drivers throughout northern California. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients protect their legal rights so they are in the best position possible to get the medical treatment they need and tend to financial burdens as they recover. California personal injury attorney William E. Weiss provides proven and effective legal representation to help accident victims obtain full and fair compensation to alleviate the financial burdens they face from medical treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more. If you were injured in a collision as a result of a negligent driver, contact California accident lawyer William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to explore legal options available for you.
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