An accident that happened last Sunday night forced the authorities to close the Interstate 680 for nine hours, according to several local news agencies.
The accident occurred around 9:50 when the driver of a big rig traveling on the southbound lanes of the freeway lost control of the wheel, which prompted the big rig to crash against the center divider. According to the news agencies covering this accident, the vehicle turned onto its side as it crashed, broke off the barrier sending chunks of concrete into the interstate and landed in the northbound lanes.
The official reports issued by the California Highway Patrol have revealed that the flying debris hit a passing vehicle but no injuries were reported.
The big rig driver sustained minor injuries but wasn’t transported to the hospital. The authorities reported a minor fuel spill that was rapidly contained by a Caltrans hazardous materials crew.
It’s my hope as a car accident lawyer Fresno that the big rig driver has recovered completely of any wounds he may have suffered as a result of this accident. I encourage al drivers in California to have their vehicles repaired periodically to avoid accidents caused by mechanical failure. Keep your car well maintained to ensure your safety and the safety of others while on the road.
Keep it in mind that you could consult with a personal injury lawyer if you’re ever injured in an accident caused by a negligent third party. Act fast.