Box Van and Big Rig Collide on 5 Freeway at Copus Road Leaving 1 Passenger Badly Injured
BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 22, 2019) – A man was airlifted following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on 5 Freeway in Bakersfield.
The crash happened around 9:37 a.m., along the northbound lanes of the freeway near Copus Road. First responders arrived to the area shortly after.
A white box van entered the intersection into the direct path of a big-rig towing two dump trailers loaded with gravel at the time. The impact of the collision sent both vehicles off the freeway and into an irrigation ditch.
A male passenger inside the van, identified as Marco Fierro, suffered major injuries. He was later airlifted to Kern Medical Center for further treatment of unknown injuries.
According to reports, both drivers suffered minor injuries. However, there has been no update on their current condition.
CHP does not suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor. The cause of crash remains under investigation.
Gving big rigs the distance they need for safe operation is essential to avoid truck accidents. Heavy trucks traveling at high speeds require more room and greater distances to slow down or accelerate, change lanes, or perform other driving maneuvers. Remain safe by giving trucks the room they need to safely negotiate the freeways. Watch for their moves and focus on not becoming a problem to truck drivers.
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