Lost Hills Traffic Accident Sends People to Hospital
Lost Hills, CA (September 21, 2023) – On September 20, people were injured following a fiery collision on Highway 46 east of Kecks Road.
The traffic accident happened at around 8:15 a.m. east of Kecks Road.
Investigating officers said a 52-year-old man was driving a Peterbilt, towing a low-boy trailer westbound on the #2 lane of the freeway. The Peterbilt was slowing for traffic approaching a semi-truck on fire.
At the same time, a Ford Econoline driven by a 68-year-old man was behind the Peterbilt. The Ford driver did not slow for the Peterbilt and was unable to avoid rear-ending it.
The Ford turned onto its side and slid into a Kern County Fire truck that was parked on the right shoulder.
As a result, the Ford driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital while its 48-year-old female passenger sustained major injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital.
Moreover, respond firefighters located the semi-truck driver who was not injured. Afterward, the firefighters extinguished the spreading fire.
Minutes later, a passenger van with two people drove past the traffic cones and flashing emergency lights and struck the semi-truck. The van then careened into a parked KCFD fire engine on the side of the freeway.
Firefighters extricated the two people riding the van which turned onto its side.
A KCFD fire paramedic was used for advanced medical care (ALS) on one of the van passengers sustained life-threatening injuries.
In the meantime, the authorities are investigating the cause of the semi-truck being on fire.
What To Do Following a Fiery Collision on Highway 46
It is important to understand the right of way. Be sure to yield to drivers who have the right of way. However, it is safe to never assume that all drivers know the rules. Only proceed when it is safe to do so.
Most importantly, let us also be mindful to never drink and drive.
Let Our Legal Team Guide You
Thousands of people across California suffer injuries in accidents every year. Thus, it is worth knowing what to do if you become a victim in an injury accident.
The most helpful step you can take in response to an incident like the collision on Highway 46 is hiring a personal injury attorney. Furthermore, personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
Turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with peace of mind. You will also have someone to make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served.
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