May 6, 2015- Two people were hurt in a truck collision in Tulare County. The vehicle accident happened on Wednesday morning, near Terra Bella.
A 64 year old Terra Bella man was driving a Honda Civic westbound on Avenue 88. At the intersection of Avenue 88 and Road 224, the Civic stopped at the posted stop sign. The Honda then drove into the intersection, directly in the path of a Ford F-250 pickup truck that was northbound on Road 224.
The Ford, which was driven by a 36 year old Terra Bella man, and had a 22 year old Porterville man as a passenger, swerved out of control from the impact of the crash. It veered into a dirt field and overturned onto the roof.
The pickup’s cab was reported to have collapsed and the driver had to be extracted by emergency personnel. The passenger, who had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident, was thrown from the vehicle.
Both victims in the Ford suffered moderate injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Honda driver and his two passengers were unharmed.