Big Rig Accident on Highway 99 in Merced
MERCED, CA (June 24, 2019) – On Monday night, a semi-truck accident on Highway 99 happened around 10:42 PM near the Yosemite Parkway exit.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a car clipped the back of the big rig. As a result, it caused the truck, which was hauling hay, to lose some of its cargo. The Merced Fire Department arrived shortly after and stated injuries were reported in the crash.
Officers found hay scattered all over the southbound lanes. As a result, Caltrans and fire crews worked to clear the bales of hay.
Police rerouted traffic to the Yosemite Parkway exit. However, the authorities stated the route was a short drive back to the highway.
According to reports, police enforced a full closure of the southbound lanes of the highway As a result, the crew worked to clean the scene before reopening the lanes. Police did not release any other information at this time. There is an investigation into the accident to determine additional details.
When you are driving next to or near a semi-truck, keep your distance as they have larger blind spots and less visibility than smaller vehicles. In addition, be mindful of your semi height and weight when gaining speed or making turns. Always scan your surroundings for other vehicles to prevent yourself and others from being involved in an accident. As a result, you can prevent serious accidents.
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