41-Year-Old Orfil Gutierrez Hospitalized in Highway 99 Crash
Turlock, CA (March 23, 2021) – On Tuesday, 41-year-old Orfil Gutierrez of Chowchilla was injured in a crash on Highway 99.
The accident happened at about 9:40 a.m. south of West Monte Vista Avenue.
20-year-old Fernando Balthazar of Ceres was driving a 2014 Chevrolet SUV in the fast lane.
Just then, he made an unsafe turn and his vehicle struck the rear of a trailer pulled by a 2011 Chevy Silverado pickup.
As a result, the pickup flipped several times and rested on its roof.
Immediately, rescuers took Gutierrez, the pickup driver by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center.
On the other hand, Balthazar was uninjured in the crash. His vehicle sustained front-end damage and went down the embankment off the highway’s right shoulder.
Moreover, reports said both drivers were wearing their seat belts during the accident.
Officers do not suspect DUI but the investigation suggests Balthazar may have been sleepy while driving.
Meanwhile, about 20 animals, a mix of sheep and goats, got out of their overturned trailer. A handful of them sustained minor injuries.
Officers closed the fast and middle lanes until about 10:15 a.m. so they could be safely corralled.
Traffic was slowed due to the accident, and by about 10:55 a.m., traffic backed up to about Lander Avenue.
Always be responsible on the road whenever driving.
The Aftermath of a Vehicle Crash
As common of an occurrence as they are, most people do not know what comes after in the event of a vehicle crash.
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious vehicle accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead this investigation and fight on behalf of the injured party. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.
We encourage you to reach out to us today if you have suffered injuries in a vehicular accident. At Sweet Lawyers, we understand the impact of accidents on victims, and the financial difficulties they have to go through. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers will provide you with the best legal representation and guide you every step of the way until we win your case. With over 44 years of experience in the legal field, we know how to tackle your suit from all angles. For more information, call us today at (800) 674 7852.