1 Hospitalized after Stockton Car Accident
STOCKTON, CA (March 20, 2019) – A woman suffered major injuries after walking directly to an oncoming big rig on 5 Freeway on Monday afternoon.
The 43-year-old female driver parked her vehicle on the right shoulder of northbound 5 Freeway, north of Eight Mile Road by 4:07 p.m.
Witnesses said that the woman stood next to her car when a big-tractor trailer approached. Reports revealed that the woman walked directly into the truck’s path. Unfortunately, the truck driver was not able to avoid colliding with the pedestrian.
As a result, the truck’s right side hit her and sent her several feet into the air.
Due to the crash, authorities shut down the No. 2 and 3 traffic lanes for around twenty minutes to help.
Meanwhile, medical responders took the victim to San Joaquin General Hospital for treatment. She is still recovering.
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