A Porterville man and woman sustained moderate and critical injuries in a Hanford highway collision Thursday night involving two vehicles and a motorcycle.
The California Highway Patrol said the accident happened about 11:40 p.m. on westbound Highway 190 near Road 284 when a Jeep collided into the rear of a Dodge truck parked on the right shoulder. The truck was pushed down an embankment and the Jeep, which swerved toward the middle of the roadway, collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The driver and passenger of the Jeep — Billy Joe Barrett, 72, and Bridget Lynn Hollard, 40 — both were injured. Barrett was transported to Sierra View Hospital in Porterville with moderate injuries. Hollard was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with critical injuries.
The driver of the Dodge, Austin Ralph Bodley, 19, of Strathmore, had minor injuries but did not need hospital treatment. The driver of the motorcycle, Donald Wayne Wright, 56, of Strathmore, was not hurt.
The CHP said alcohol was not a factor in the accident. No arrests were made.