At about 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23rd, a semi accident injured three people on Highway 99 in Modesto. While traveling south, the driver lost control of the double-decker car carrier, causing it to collide with a Toyota minivan and crash into an overpass pillar before bursting into flames. The trucker, his passenger, and the driver of the minivan all suffered moderate injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals. Department of Transportation officials have examined the stability of the overpass, and authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California truck accident attorney.
Stanislaus County accounted for 3 of the 236 fatal and 98 of the 4,874 injury truck collisions that occurred in California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In the majority of fatal and injury accidents in which the truck driver was at fault, unsafe speed was the primary collision factor, followed by improper turning.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the three people who were injured on Highway 99 last Tuesday a full recovery.
The Modesto Bee originally reported this semi accident.
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