Car trying to dodge California auto accident struck by 18 Wheeler on Interstate 880

by bil | June 27th, 2007

Driver sustained major head injuries

As reported in the Oakland Tribune, a man whose overturned car was struck by a big rig on Interstate 880 could not recall the crash after he was extricated from the vehicle and rushed to hospital Tuesday morning. Authorities continue to investigate the California auto accident.

The man was driving southbound just south of Thornton Avenue about 9:30 a.m. when he swerved, apparently to avoid hitting two vehicles in front of him that had collided, according to a California Highway Patrol Officer. But the swerving caused his car to overturn into the path of a moving big rig, police said. No other injuries were reported. Although the man remained conscious through the rescue effort, he was taken to the trauma center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose to be treated for major head injuries.

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