1 Killed, 1 Hospitalized after Madera Crash on Highway 145 at Avenue 6
Madera, California (August 6, 2021) – One person died, and another was airlifted to the hospital after a fiery crash involving a big rig Thursday night in Madera County, a local news source reported.
The collision happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Highway 145 at Avenue 6.
As per the article, a minivan ran a stop sign at the intersection, causing a big rig traveling southbound on the highway to broadside it.
The minivan caught fire after the impact with the driver and a passenger trapped inside.
The minivan driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the passenger was taken to Community Regional Hospital by air ambulance. That patient was listed in critical condition.
The driver of the big rig was also hospitalized with the complaint of pain.
CHP is investigating the collision.
Tips on What to do after a Car Accident in California
- Always stop and remain at the scene.
- Check if you or your passengers have been injured. In case someone is hurt, call emergency services or ask someone else to help.
- Get to safety – If your car is drivable, move it to a safe area. If it’s not, turn your hazard lights on and set up flares.
- Call 911 to report the accident.
- Never discuss or admit fault. Instead, wait for a police officer and insurance companies representatives to figure out the fault.
- Document the accident and exchange information with other drivers.
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