A man was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center Wednesday night after being tossed from the bed of a pickup being driven by an alleged drunken driver in Yuba County.
Lorenzo R. Orozco, 21, of Olivehurst was riding in the bed of the Toyota pickup about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Arboga Road near Erle Road when the driver lost control of his vehicle.
The truck left the road and struck several small trees and a metal fence, coming to rest on its left side and throwing Orozco onto asphalt near the entrance of a mobile home park. Orozco suffered major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver, Joaquin C. Orozco, 18, of Olivehurst, who was wearing his seat belt, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, causing injury. The driver suffered a minor injury.
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