Minor Injuries Reported in Kingsburg Big Rig Crash on Highway 99 near Avenue 384
Kingsburg, California (February 22, 2020) – Minor injuries were sustained after a multi-vehicle collision Friday night in Kingsburg, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities confirmed that a big rig and two other vehicles collided for reasons yet to be determined.
Emergency crews responded to the crash on northbound Highway 99, just south of Avenue 384, at about 9:54 p.m. February 21.
An unspecified number of persons were treated for minor injuries following the collision.
The vehicles were towed away from the scene.
Further details concerning this crash were not released.
An investigation is ongoing.
Truck accident cases tend to be more complicated as compared to other cases such as car accidents and motorcycle accidents. Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, who is also an experienced truck accident lawyer, say, “When a truck accident occurs, it may seem obvious at first that the truck driver is at fault. However, while the truck driver may be responsible, at least partially, for the accident, other parties may also be liable for the truck crash”. Some of these parties are the trucking company, the person/company responsible for the truck maintenance, the person/company that owns or leases the truck, a third-party driver, and the manufacture of the defective vehicle part,” Arvin explained.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights