3 Hospitalized after Selma Crash on Hail-Covered Manning Avenue
Selma, California (March 29, 2022) – Three people were hospitalized Monday after being struck by a car when they stopped to offer help to another driver during a hailstorm near Selma, in Fresno County, as per a local news source.
Police said rain and hail poured, leaving Manning Avenue covered with penny-sized hail and making it hard for drivers to navigate.
A vehicle of unknown description lost control and struck a brown pickup truck, causing it to crash into an almond orchard. The driver of the vehicle that hit the pickup truck did not stop.
Four people inside a BMW stopped to help the driver of the pickup truck. Unfortunately, the Good Samaritans and the BMW were struck by a white Jeep that lost control on the wet and icy road surface.
At least three of the Good Samaritans were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities are searching for the hit-and-run driver.
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