Highway 41 Crash Injures Drivers
Kings County, CA (June 10, 2021) – On Wednesday, three were injured in Highway 41 big rig crash.
The accident took place at about 8:55 a.m. near Nevada Avenue north of Kettleman City.
Officers said the driver of a white Ford F-150 was roughly 80 mph northbound. He tried to pass a semi-truck and another vehicle.
However, the driver did not see that a white, Hyundai Elantra was 55 mph southbound until they were about to crash near Nevada Avenue.
Both drivers tried to drift out of the way and to the right, but did not have time.
The impact of the Ford completely destroyed the front half of the Hyundai.
Then, a pickup proceeded to drive into a dry ravine.
The Hyundai’s driver of received severe injuries, while the Ford’s driver and passenger incurred minor ones.
“I believe the majority of the impact was on the right side of the vehicle, which absorbed most of the energy from the pickup. I think that’s what saved her – it wasn’t directly on the driver’s side.” an officer said.
Right away, rescuers took all three involved people to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia and Adventist Health in Hanford.
Meanwhile, the Hyundai driver was evacuated by helicopter.
Pay attention and obey traffic lights. They’re designed to reduce commotions and accidents by regulating the flow of traffic, and they work best when everyone sticks to the rules.
Always Drive Safely
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat.
Thus, it is indeed important that we drive defensively in order to avoid accidents as much as possible.
Here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
– Always drive at a controllable speed.
– Never assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– This one, we should never neglect: yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Take away all distractions such as mobile phones unstrapped toddlers, etc.
Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you were injured in an accident. Our hotline is (800) 674 7852. Similarly, you may also check our website and chat with our live agents.
Our lawyer will serve as your legal representation, working to prove what you are owed due to the accident.
Indeed, they will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement.
Our lawyers will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain important data that will help your case.
Indeed, our legal experts would be glad to assist you with your case.