A Lodi man suffered a broken leg when his tow truck ran into the back of a fully loaded big rig on Highway 99 at Highway 113, between Sacramento and Yuba City, on Wednesday.
It is still unknown why Lodi resident David Vargas, 34, did not stop his tow truck when it collided with the rear of the big rig around 3 p.m., a California Highway Patrol news release stated.
But according to the release, Vargas was approaching from behind at a speed “not greater than 65 mph.”
The front of the tow truck became partially lodged in the back of the refrigerated trailer, the release stated, and rescue crews worked for more than two hours to extricate Vargas from his tow truck.
Vargas was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center with a broken femur and cuts. A passenger also had cuts and went to the medical center.
No injuries were reported to the big rig driver.
Highway 113 remained closed during while crews worked to clean up the accident and transport Vargas and his injured passenger.
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