Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield Collision Attorney John L. Rozier has the following accident report; On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, a chain-reaction vehicle accident happened on Highway 41. The initial semi truck collision took place in Fresno County, at about 3 AM, and killed one driver.
A big rig carrying chickens from Foster Farms, had pulled onto the shoulder of the freeway, on northbound Highway 41. The driver of the semi truck, from Livingston, had exited his cab, onto the side of the road, which was parked near Central Avenue.
A tanker truck, driven by Brandon Russell, 33 years old, from Visalia, smashed into the tractor-trailer, causing it to jackknife. The Livingston man was pinned under the front tire of his poultry truck for approximately 40 minutes, before rescue crews could free him.
After the original collision, a pickup truck, driven by Mario Moreno, of Riverdale, hit the semi trucks. Followed by another Foster Farms big rig, driven by Hoscar Rodriguez, of Fresno.
The Foster Farms driver sustained major injures and was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno. He was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.
The tanker truck driver, Brandon Russell, suffered serious injuries, and Moreno sustained minor injuries. They were also taken to Community Regional Medical for treatment.
At the time of the reported accident, there was low visibility from fog. The California Highway Patrol said that was a factor in the incident.