Candelaria Hernandez Injured, Jushawn Davis Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident on Highway 59 at East Gerard Avenue
MERCED, CA (April 12, 2019) – A woman was hospitalized in Thursday’s 2-car crash on Highway 59 at East Gerard Avenue.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 5:55 p.m. crash involved a 2006 Nissan Altima and a semi-truck.
Authorities are investigating why Candelaria Hernandez failed to yield to an oncoming 2013 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, which resulted in the two-vehicle accident.
Per CHP, 45-year-old Hernandez, of Merced, pulled forward after stopping at a stop sign at Highway 59. Jushawn Davis, of Gilroy, was traveling eastbound on the highway at the time when his Peterbilt struck the Nissan’s driver’s side.
Paramedics transported Hernandez to a nearby hospital for treatment. According to reports, crews found her unconscious at the time.
Meanwhile, 45-year-old Davis escaped injury, said CHP, who also noted that neither alcohol nor drugs played a role in the collision.
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