On Saturday, October 5, one man was killed and two other individuals were injured in a three-car crash that happened in California.
According to the Harrison County Coroner, a Ford F-250 pickup, driven by a 50-year-old male, was headed eastbound on 28th Avenue. All of a sudden the man rear ended a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV that was in the left turn lane about to make a turn. Right before he hit the left rear corner of the SUV the man made an attempt to avoid the crash. But in order to do so he accidentally steered into a lane of oncoming traffic. He still hit the SUV but he also crashed head on with a pickup truck which was transporting a load of plywood.
The 29-year-old SUV driver was injured, as was the 32-year-old pickup truck driver. Both sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
The driver of the Ford F-250, however, sustained very serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The accident happened at 3:18 p.m., according to police records, and the Gulfport police diverted traffic away from that area for about 90 minutes following the crash.
Another Saturday accident, this one in Oxnard, California, caused several cars to catch fire.
The accident happened when a semi-truck came crashing into an Oxnard CarMax dealership on Saturday morning just before 7:30 a.m.The dealership is right off of the 101 freeway, south of Rose Avenue.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear. Some have speculated that the strong winds in the area could have caused the semi truck to veer off of the freeway and into the car dealership lot.
The semi truck hit several cars parked in the lot and some of those vehicles caught fire. There were sixteen vehicles that were damaged or destroyed in the crash. Nine vehicles were totally destroyed, but seven vehicles were damaged to varying degrees. Included in the damaged or destroyed vehicles were several expensive models like Porsches and Range Rovers.
Damage has been estimated to be at $1.2 million so far.
Once the vehicles caught flame, firefighters were called in to control the blaze. The semi truck was extremely flammable as well, as it had been loaded with tissue paper. Firefighters who arrived at the scene to put out the fire needed to spray water and foam on the flames to quench it.
The condition of the female semi truck driver was not made public, but she was transported to Ventura County Medical Center for medical treatment.
Thankfully there were no other injuries reported. Employees of the CarMax dealership were there when the accident happened, but the dealership had not opened for the day yet, so there were no customers on site.
In the aftermath of the accident and subsequent fire there was a lot of cleanup to do. Ventura County and the city of Oxnard both had sent fire crews to the scene and they worked together to remove debris and clean up the mess.
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