Multiple Collisions Plague Hanford — July 17, 2017
Saturday was a bad day to drive around Hanford, as five separate car crashes occurred around the area. No one was injured in any of the car wrecks, although two people were arrested. A semi-truck hauling a fork lift was the first accident. It flipped over on Ninth Avenue and Highway 198 intersection. The driver was unharmed but the debris from the crash caused the road to be shut down. At approximately 1 p.m., the next accident occurred. It was at the intersection of 11th Avenue and West Florinda Street. A Honda collided with a Ford Expedition. Both vehicles received major damage. No one was injured. Almost simultaneously, a Nissan Pathfinder hit a pole close to Hanford Armona Road and Jones Street. The driver was a 46-year-old man who fled the scene. He was later arrested for suspected DUI. A forth accident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. A Honda Element rolled over on the 11th Avenue and Highway 198 intersection. The 31-year-old driver fled the scene but was apprehended later at his home. The last accident happened around 5:30 p.m. when a Ford Fusion slammed into a fire hydrant at Second and Philips Street.