24.8 C
New York

Motorist’s failed attempt to pass semi truck ends with 8 people in hospital

Published:

Eight people were sent to the hospital early Friday morning after a motorist attempted to pass a semi truck and failed. 

The accident happened on August 13th at around 3:50 a.m. near Twin Falls, Idaho. 

According to Magic Valley News, 22-year-old Yoselin S. Mendez was driving a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder north on US 93 when she attempted to pass a semi truck driven by 34-year-old Harsimrat S. Grewal. As Medez was attempting to pass the rig, they collided head-on with a southbound Cadillac Sedan driven by 33-year-old Nicolas B. Morgan. 

The force of the impact sent Mendez and their five passengers to a nearby hospital. Morgan and their passenger were also transported to a hospital following the wreck, making for a grand total of eight people injured in the wreck. 

Truck driver Grewal was not hurt in the incident. 

A portion of the highway was shut down for approximately five hours as crews worked to investigate the incident and clear the wreckage.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking

Videos