Two-Vehicle Collision Leaves 1 Seriously Injured in Brenda, CA
A pickup truck collided with a big rig on Thursday afternoon resulting in major injuries.
The crash took place around 12:30 at the intersection of Avenue 20 and Road 20, per reports.
Due to the impact, the pickup truck sustained major front end damage. The driver also suffered major injuries and had to be extricated from their vehicle.
The driver was taken to Community Regional Medical Center and is expected to be OK.
CHP is actively investigating the cause of the accident as it is unknown at this time.
Authorities also shut down the roadway for a period of time following the crash.
It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable.
It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.