Semi-Truck Collision near Hartnell Road

A Honda collided with a big rig on Monday morning in Salinas, resulting in four people being injured, including three children.

CHP reported that the incident took place at 7:38 a.m. on Highway 101 near Hartnell Road.

Upon impact, the Honda became lodged beneath the semi. 

As a result, the Honda driver sustained  major injuries and was rushed to Natividad Medical Center.

Three children also suffered injuries and were taken to San Jose Regional Hospital.

Investigators are actively working to determine fault for the accident.

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.

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