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Two people extricated from car lodged beneath big rig trailer on I-80

08/01/2014 4:55 PM

08/01/2014 6:40 PM

Two people were taken to hospitals with injuries after being extricated from a BMW sedan that crashed into the rear of a big rig on Interstate 80 near Norwood Avenue late Friday afternoon.

The crash on eastbound I-80 occurred shortly before 4 p.m. California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Todd Van Lindt said three vehicles were involved – the big rig, a BMW sedan and a tow truck. Details of chain of events were not available, but Van Lindt said the front of the sedan became lodged underneath the rear trailer portion of the big rig.

Roberto Padilla, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman, said it took approximately 25 firefighters working with heavy extrication equipment about an hour to free the two people trapped in the sedan. He said fire crews involved had presented an extrication class for probationary firefighters Friday morning, then found themselves putting the techniques into practice in the afternoon.

The crash occurred in the non-express lanes of a section of eastbound I-80 that is undergoing reconstruction and caused a backup of commute-hour traffic. Motorists using the eastbound non-express lanes were diverted off the freeway at Norwood Avenue and then directed to re-enter the I-80 via the eastbound onramp.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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@Lindelofnews

Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

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