Traffic Collison on Eastbound Interstate 8 Left Seven Hurt
WINTERHAVEN, CA (August 18, 2022) – Thursday morning, a multi-car crash on Interstate 8 hospitalized seven people.
The accident occurred on August 4th, at around 10:30 a.m., on Interstate 8.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a semi-truck driver was traveling eastbound on Interstate 8 when he hit one of the vehicles from behind. The impact of the collision caused the other vehicle to accelerate and collided with the third vehicle. Reports state that one vehicle had four passengers. The other vehicle carried three passengers, while the semi-truck carried only the driver.
Responding paramedics transported seven people with varying injuries to Yuma Regional Medical Center. Meanwhile, the semi-truck driver declined medical assistance and cooperated with the authorities.
At this time officers have not released any additional information about the parties involved. However, an active investigation into the collision on Interstate 8 is underway.
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