Big Rig Broadsides Car on Highway 99 in Live Oak, Major Injuries Sustained
LIKE OAK, CA (December 15, 2018) – One person was airlifted following a broadside crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 99 at Bishop Avenue.
The crash happened around 12:00 p.m. involving a big rig and a white Toyota Camry.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the big rig loaded with 20,000 pounds of cheese broadsided the Toyota sedan. The car then went under the rear axel of the truck, and the big rig was leaking large amount of oil and fluid in the roadway. Bystanders stopped to assist.
Emergency crews arrived and found one patient with major injuries and was unconscious. The patient was then airlifted to a hospital in an unknown condition.
The roadway was completely blocked until around 2:49 p.m. while the rescue and clearing operations were being conducted.
There were no official reports stating what caused the crash or how it exactly transpired. Authorities are looking further into the accident to determine the factors involved and liability.
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