Truck Accident Injures Woman Near Merced
A woman suffered injuries in a recent truck accident involving two large commercial trucks near Merced. The incident occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. along the southbound lanes of Highway 99, just north of Applegate Road. A woman from Atwater was driving her 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV southbound along Highway 99 when she was involved in a crash with a big rig. Officials said the collision caused a second tractor-trailer to strike the rear of the Chevrolet. This propelled the SUV over the western side of the highway and down an embankment. The two drivers of the big rigs were uninjured in the crash while the woman driving the Chevrolet complained of pain. It is unknown whether she was hospitalized for her injuries.