SUV and Sedan Involved in Afternoon Crash on Highway 198 in Hanford
HANFORD, CA (June 23, 2019) – One person was injured following a two-car crash Sunday afternoon in Hanford, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened around 2:19 p.m., on the westbound lanes of Highway 198. First responders arrived near the 12th Avenue off-ramp shortly after.
CHP officials located a brown Chevrolet Tahoe and a gray BMW sedan upon arrival. Authorities say one of them was attempting to leave the scene at the time.
One of the occupants suffered possible head and back injuries as a result of the impact. An ambulance unit took the injured patient to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
The identity and condition of the victim were not immediately known.
Investigators are still determining whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. We will continue to update this post as new details are released.
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