Wasco, CA. Tractor-Trailer and Pickup Truck Crash on Highway 46
Wasco, CA. (June 30, 2018) – According to a local news source, several people were injured after a motor vehicle accident between a large tractor-trailer and a pickup truck on Highway 46 Friday morning. The collision took place at approximately 6:44 a.m. just west of Wasco.
A report stated that the collision occurred between a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer, but there was no word on how the accident started. Additionally, while the tractor-trailer reportedly rolled over due to the impact, causing its bed to detach from the rest of the rig, there was no information released pertinent to the condition of the pickup truck after the crash.
Medical records that were released stated that five people altogether were injured during the collision. Each victim was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment. At this time, neither the names nor the conditions of any victims have been released. Kern County Public Health was also reportedly on the scene to assist by cleaning up a fuel spill. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a detailed investigation into the cause of this accident in order to determine liability.
Our warmest thoughts and prayers are currently with each of the five victims of this unfortunate accident.
Trucking Accident Injury Attorney
Accidents involving large commercial tractor-trailers are often handled a bit differently than other traffic collisions. As long as the driver of the truck is considered to have been operating the vehicle while on duty, the trucking company will be held liable for all damages if the truck driver is determined to have been at fault for the crash.
Investigators will certainly be looking to see if any factors like excessive speeding, intoxication, or distracted driving played a role in this accident. Depending on the results of the investigation, there may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.