Big rig carrying raisins involved in major traffic accident on highway
According to a news article from the Modesto Bee, there was a major traffic accident that took place on Highway 99 at Main Street in Turlock on Monday morning, leaving numerous people and one child severely injured.
The accident occurred at about 11:10 a.m. on Monday morning when California Highway Patrol received reports of a seven-vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of CA-99.
Authorities reported that upon arrival, they located a child pinned inside one of the vehicles in the wreck. The child was rescued from the mangled vehicle and paramedics transported the injured child to Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera via helicopter.
Additionally, sources said that numerous ambulances, tow trucks, and fire department crews responded to the scene to assist authorities.
It was unclear from the article the extent of the injuries sustained in the crash.
A big rig truck involved in the crash was reported to have been carrying several tons of raisins, which were unleashed across the highway after the collision. As a result, traffic was backed up to Lander Avenue, sources said.
Currently, this crash remains under the investigation of the California Highway Patrol, and further information will be reported as soon as possible.
From our office, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to all parties involved, and hope that everyone injured will recover swiftly and without any problems.
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