Modesto Big Rig Crash

Modesto Big Rig Crash

Modesto Big Rig Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. A motorist in a big rig almost crashed into the Ceres Fire Station No. 2 shortly after exiting off from Highway 99 on the morning of Tuesday, December 5, 2016.

What Happened?

A big rig driver was traveling along Highway 99 in Modesto. For unknown reasons, the driver drove off the roadway and almost crashed into the Ceres Fire Station No. 2 at approximately 7:30 am. Although the big rig missed the fire station, the big rig did crash into well pipes for the City of Modesto.

Watch YouTube Video – By: Modesto Bee – Semi Barely Misses Ceres Fire Station

As you can see in the video, the big rig crash caused severe damage to fencing and the well for the City of Modesto. The impact of the crash caused damage which including flooding and to a parked vehicle. Crews were able to contain the diesel fuel that the big rig was transporting at the time of the crash. Thankfully, the drinking water was not contaminated.

What Types of Injuries?

The types of injuries have not been disclosed by authorities at this time. However, the driver in the big rig sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Thankfully, fire crews were responding to an emergency call and were not inside the building at the time of the big rig crash.

What Caused the Crash?

Investigators have not released information regarding an exact cause as to why the motorist of the big rig allowed his vehicle to drive off the roadway. It is important to contact an experiened accident attorney if you have been injured by the negligence of another driver. An experienced attorney knows what to look for to determine fault and can help an injured party recover compensation for their losses.

Modesto Personal Injury Attorney

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