Socka Van IV and 2 Teenagers Injured in Big Rig Crash on Highway 152 [Merced County, CA]

Socka Van IV and 2 Teenagers Injured in Big Rig Crash on Highway 152 [Merced County, CA]

Socka Van IV and 2 Teenagers Injured in Big Rig Crash on Highway 152 [Merced County, CA]

Fresno Man and Two Male Teenagers Hospitalized after Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash near Volta Road

 
MERCED COUNTY, CA (August 17, 2018) – Three people were injured early Friday morning following a single-vehicle crash near Volta Road.
 
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place at about 4:08 AM on Highway 152. A 2010 Volvo big rig was towing a 2002 Wabash container trailer when the driver, 33-year-old Fresno resident Socka Van IV, reportedly fell asleep. From the right lane, the vehicle entered the left lane and headed to the center median.
 
Van woke up and attempted to return to the road; however, the big rig overturned on its left side and slid across the roadway. Both lanes were blocked as a result of the crash.
 
Emergency crews from the Merced County Fire Department and Riggs Ambulance arrived at the scene to render aid to the victims. Van sustained major injuries and was airlifted to the Memorial North Hospital in Modesto. Meanwhile, a 16-year-old Fresno boy and a 14-year-old Long Beach boy were transported to the Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County with unspecified injuries. There is no update on their current medical conditions.
 
Additional details were not provided to the public at this time.
 
When driving, it is important to watch your speed and to stay alert at all times. Always obey traffic rules to avoid possible accidents and unforeseen tragedies. Do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you find yourself unfit to drive.


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