A 20-year-old Sacramento man was sent to a hospital after losing control of his car and colliding with a big rig on westbound Capital City Freeway early Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol reports.
The collision happened at 12:55 a.m. when the man was speeding onto the highway onramp from Exposition Boulevard near Cal Expo, said Chad Hertzell, CHP spokesman.
The man lost control of his car, a Honda Civic, and hit a big rig. Hertzell said the big-rig driver was traveling the speed limit when the car collided into the truck’s back right side.
“The tire went right on top of him,” Hertzell said.
The Sacramento Fire Department responded and rescued the Civic driver from underneath the truck, according to a department tweet. Hertzell said the driver was taken to UC Davis Medical Center with moderate injuries.
“It’s crazy that he is alive,” he said.
The truck driver was not injured, Hertzell said.