4 injured after big rig crashes into van on HWY 41

January 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Four people are recovering following a big rig accident that caused a big mess in Fresno County on Saturday.

A big rig landed on its side and spilled chicken feed Highway 41. The CHP said the big rig failed to stop at a light on Highway 41 near Elkhorn Avenue. He crashed into a van carrying seven people. Four of them had minor to moderate injuries. The driver of the big rig was not hurt.

Officers say it's not clear yet why he ran the red light.

"The only thing we can tell at this point is possibly inattention, but we're not sure what that's attributed to at this point," said Sgt. Joseph Bianchi, CHP.

Most of the wreckage ended up on the shoulder of Highway 41, so it did not have a major impact on traffic in the area.


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