Driver Hospitalized after Colfax Truck Accident on Interstate 80
Colfax, California (January 16, 2020) – A driver was hospitalized Wednesday in a traffic accident involving a big rig on Interstate 80 in Colfax, according to a local news source.
The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 Wednesday, January 15.
Authorities said a delivery truck reportedly drifted off the highway and slammed into the rear of a stopped big rig on the shoulder of Interstate 80.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated the driver of the delivery truck from the wreckage. The patient was then taken to Sutter Roseville with moderate injuries.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 were shut down for two hours following the crash. All lanes of the interstate were reopened Wednesday evening.
The accident remains under investigation.