1 Hurt in Pickup Versus Big Rig Accident near Jensen Avenue in Fresno
FRESNO, CA (August 9, 2021) — A person was hospitalized following an accident near Jensen Avenue and Golden State Boulevard in Fresno.
The incident happened on Tuesday and involved a big rig and a pickup truck. According to Fresno Fire officials, the pickup truck was westbound when it jumped the center median. As a result, the pickup got into the eastbound lane and struck an oncoming big rig.
The impact left the pickup truck driver trapped inside the vehicle. After a successful extrication by firefighters, medical personnel transported the said driver to a hospital in unknown condition. According to the firefighters, the pickup driver was conscious and was able to communicate.
Meanwhile, traffic in the area remained slow while crews worked on the scene. All lanes have since been reopened.
Large vehicles like trucks are harder to maneuver, have more blind spots, and take a longer time to decelerate. It is important to be extra vigilant of these when on the road. Observe safety at all times. For truck drivers, know your blind spots and keep a safe braking distance. Furthermore, always observe the speed limit and be aware of dangerous tailgaters.
Suffering injuries from a truck accident is a horrific experience. Dealing with insurance companies on your own is an added burden and is simply overwhelming. At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, we strive to understand your unique needs and offer personalized, thoughtful service. Let us handle the legal aspects of your situation so you can focus on healing and recovery. Call us today at (800) 895-7199 to schedule your free consultation. A lawyer from our Fresno office is ready to discuss your case. Moreover, we will assist you in obtaining a copy of the police report from your accident.