Samantha Poulsen Hurt in Highway 99 Multi-Vehicle Crash [Merced, CA]

Samantha Poulsen Hurt in Highway 99 Multi-Vehicle Crash [Merced, CA]

Arturo Macias and Jesse Montano Involved in Highway 99 Big-Rig Collision

Merced, CA (July 15, 2022) On Wednesday, 44-year-old Samantha Poulsen of Fresno was hurt in a multi-vehicle crash on an under-construction section of Highway 99.

The CHP responded to a 2-vehicle collision along northbound Highway 99, just north of V Street around 2:20 p.m.

Reports say that Poulsen, driving a 2019 Kenworth big rig struck the back of a camper towed by a GMC Yukon, driven by 57-year-old Jesse Montano of San Jose.

A few moments later, a 2013 Freightliner collided with the back of the Kenworth and then left the roadway. Then, the freightliner barrelled down a ditch.

Police say the driver, 55-year-old Arturo Macias of Madera, failed to notice that traffic stopped and the collision ahead.

The collision closed V Street on-ramp to Highway 99 until 8:23 p.m.

Paramedics transported Samantha Poulsen to Mercy Medical Center. Poulsen complained about the pain after the collision.

Zuniga said motorists are advised to slow down, pay attention and increase following distances while navigating construction zones.

Authorities are investigating the incident and have ruled out drugs or alcohol to be factors for the crash.

There are plenty of ways to practice safe and defensive driving. This way, you can ensure your safety as well as the other motorists and pedestrians on the road.

Dealing With a Vehicular Crash

Even though state laws prohibit cell phone use when driving, upwards of 80% of car accidents are a result of distracted drivers.

Therefore, it is important to know how to proceed in case you find yourself involved in a traffic collision like the Highway 99 big rig crash.

Here are the things that we need to do in case of an accident:

  • Before anything else, seek medical attention if you have been hurt.
  • Get to a safe place to prevent further damage or injury.
  • Collect as much information as possible: insurance and contact information of people involved in the accident and pictures/videos of vehicles involved. Also, do not forget documentation of fault, and whatever else that can be used for evidence.
  • File a police report or incident report by calling 911.
  • Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers.

Call Sweet Lawyers at (800) 674 7852.

Furthermore, our legal team would be very glad to assist you with your legal concerns. Additionally, you may also reach us through our live chat agents any time of the day, and any day of the week.

Related Posts

1 Killed in Car Crash on Copus Road [Bakersfield, CA]

1 Killed in Car Crash on Copus Road [Bakersfield, CA]

People Injured in Bakersfield Deadly Collision Bakersfield, CA (July 18, 2024) – At least one person died in a car crash on Copus Road Wednesday morning. The fatal collision happened past 6 a.m. on July 17, west of Interstate 5. A witness also stated that a body was pinned under the vehicle. Also, three other […]

1 Killed on Rollover Collision on 5 Freeway [Los Angeles, CA]

1 Killed in Rollover Collision on 5 Freeway [Los Angeles, CA]

LA Fatal Vehicle Crash Results in Injury Los Angeles, CA (July 18, 2024) – A person was killed and another was injured in a rollover collision on 5 Freeway early Wednesday morning. CHP officers responded at 3:35 a.m. to the northbound freeway near Griffith Park. Troopers said a vehicle flipped on its side and overturned […]

Pedestrian Killed in Collision on Capital Boulevard SE [Tumwater, WA]

Pedestrian Killed in Collision on Capital Boulevard SE [Tumwater, WA]

Officers Search for Suspect Driver in Tumwater Deadly Crash Tumwater, WA (July 18, 2024) – A pedestrian was killed in a traffic collision on Capital Boulevard SE early this month. It was about 10:30 p.m. on July 4 when the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near W Street SE not far from the Interstate […]

Abimael Marino of Tyler Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Brookside Drive [Tyler, TX]

Abimael Marino of Tyler Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Brookside Drive [Tyler, TX]

Tyler Motorcycle Crash Results in Fatality Tyler, TX (August 18, 2024) – Abimael Marino, 22, of Tyler, was fatally injured following a motorcycle crash on Brookside Drive Wednesday morning. It was about 8:10 a.m. when the fatal crash happened on WSW Loop 323. Marino was traveling in a westbound motorcycle on the loop. At the […]