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Flat Tire Causes Sonora Pile up

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Sonora, CA — The CHP reports a flat tire on a big rig is to blame for a crash involving two other vehicles, one that was parked at a business.  The wreck happened just after noon today on Tuolumne Road near Nugget Boulevard by the Tuolumne Utilities District building in Sonora.

The CHP reports a logging truck was heading east on Tuolumne Road when the left front tire blew out.  The truck swerved into oncoming traffic and clipped the backside of a pick-up truck and spun it around. The big rig went across the roadway and crashed into another pick-up parked at the PG & E parking lot.  The impact caused the second pick-up to flip over.

CHP Spokesperson Nick Norton says, “Luckily, the truck was not carrying a load of wood and no one was hurt.”

The first pick-up truck ended up blocking a lane of Tuolumne Road.  It was down to one-way traffic for about 20 minutes as crews worked to clear debris.

  • Big Rig without trailer into pickup truck on its side.
  • Big Rig without trailer by TUD
  • Big Rig without trailer into pickup truck on its side near TUD