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FRESNO — A Hanford driver ran a stop sign in Fresno and crashed into another vehicle, resulting in major injuries for both drivers, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Around 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Fresno area CHP officers said they responded to a vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Cherry and South avenues in Fresno.

After an investigation, officials said they determined a 40-year-old Hanford man was driving a 1999 Toyota westbound on South Avenue, east of Cherry Avenue, at an unknown speed as he approached a posted stop sign.

At the same time, a 61-year-old Fresno man was driving a 2007 Dodge southbound on Cherry Avenue, approaching South Avenue, at an undetermined speed, officers said. According to CHP, northbound and southbound traffic on Cherry Avenue does not have a stop sign at the South Avenue intersection.

For unknown reasons, officers said the Hanford man failed to stop at the posted stop sign, entered the intersection and his Toyota crashed into the driver's side of the Dodge.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and CHP officials said both drivers suffered major injuries and were transported to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities said they have not yet determined if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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