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Big Rig Accident in Merced County, on Highway 99, near Atwater

May 16, 2019- A big rig collision occurred on Thursday, north of Atwater.  The Merced County tractor-trailer crash happened on Highway 99, at around 3:30 AM.

Ravinder Paul Thapar, of Fresno, was driving a 2013 Kenworth semi truck northbound on the SR 99 freeway.  South of Westside Boulevard the big rig drifted off the highway and the driver lost control.

merced-county-atwater-semi-truck-crash-highway-99 apple-juice-may-2019.jpgThe vehicle smashed into the guardrail and highway pole, which split the trailer in two.  The semi's load of apple juice boxes spilled onto the roadway.

Thapar suffered minor injuries.

An investigation is needed to determine whether the vehicle malfunctioned and whether road conditions may have contributed to the accident. Please give Attorneys at Nelson & Rozier a call. Your lawyers for all personal injuries, and car collisions. 559-713-0159, or contact the firm online.

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