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Overturned Big Rig Has Driver Trapped

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Emergency units are at the scene of an overturned woodchip big rig truck with the driver trapped in the cab. The accident happened around 3 p.m. this afternoon.

The crash is on Highway 120 at Simms Road at the entrance to the Hatler Industrial Park in the Chinese Camp area. Crews are having to cut the truck´s cab off the frame of the big rig to free the driver. The Jaws of Life and air bag jacks have also been called in to the incident.

The roadway is expected to be blocked until at least 4:20 p.m. A Medi-Flight air ambulance is enroute to transport the injured driver. There is also a diesel fuel spill associated with the mishap.