COALINGA: Big Rig Truck, Pickup Crash on 5 Freeway at El Dorado Ave
COALINGA, California (June 21, 2016) — A big rig truck allegedly struck a pickup truck towing a 5th wheel trailer Tuesday morning on the southbound Interstate 5 Freeway at El Dorado Avenue, a California Highway Patrol report said.
The crash took place about 8:18 a.m. this morning. The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck was allegedly struck by the semi-tractor trailer truck after it overturned and spilled its haul of wooden pallets all over the road.
The driver of the big rig truck was pinned inside their vehicle. One of the vehicles caught on fire and local firefighters were called to help.
The pickup truck suffered a blown out tire and both vehicles required tow trucks.
Paramedics responded to treat those with minor injuries.
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