JUNE 18, 2009 - A
truck accident in Hollister, California caused by a driver making an illegal U-turn has
killed one person and left two people hospitalized with critical injuries.
According to news reports, the
tractor-trailer was traveling on highway 152 when the driver apparently made an illegal
U-turn. The female driver of the 2006 Dodge Charger was unable to stop
in time to avoid the large truck. The car crashed through the bottom of
the trailer, shaving off the entire top portion of the vehicle.
One 18-year-old occupant, a Turlock Resident died at the scene of the
crash. The other two occupants, Jasbir Singh, 18, a resident of Hughson
and 19-year-old Gurvinder Chamal of Ceres was also driving the car, had
to be airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in San Jose with critical injuries.
The California Highway Patrol has already begun an investigation, and investigators
are looking into why the truck driver, David Jones, 57-year-old of Hayward,
suddenly tried to make a U-turn into the eastbound lanes. So far the tractor-trailer
driver has not been arrested or cited. There is no information yet on
the speed of the car at the time of the truck accident. We will have to
wait for investigations to be completed before we can determine what happened here.