Truck Accident Causes Gravel Spill Near Merced
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced truck accident attorney. An accident caused a tractor-trailer hauling gravel to overturn near Merced during the afternoon of June 18, 2018. A 70-year-old Merced man was driving a 2016 Peterbilt along West 16th Street and attempted to enter the on-ramp for Highway 99 south at approximately 25 to 30 mph. While doing so, the truck reportedly overturned, landed on the driver’s side of the vehicle and spilled its load of gravel along the highway. The trucker was transported via air ambulance to a hospital in Modesto as a safety precaution.