Kern County Fire crew members from Station 55 and 56 work to remove debris from around a big rig that crashed in Gorman on Thursday, May 28. [Meyer photo]
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (Thursday, May 28, 2009, 1:30 p.m.)—A United States Marine Corps big rig crashed on northbound Interstate 5, in Gorman just after 12:00 this afternoon, sending the driver to the hospital with major injuries.
According to CHP officers at the scene, reports began coming in just before noon, from motorists near Pyramid Lake saying the big rig was being driven erratically. Approximately twelve miles further north, the tractor-trailer truck left the roadway approximately 50 yards south of the Gorman exit sign, hitting the sign’s large support pole and coming to rest in a precarious, near-rollover position off the shoulder of the roadway. When asked what cargo was on-board, officers said, “It’s empty.”
The driver was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia with "major injuries," according to officers on-scene. "He may have been experiencing a medical problem, we’re not sure right now," one officer said.
Watch for an updated report here on www.MountainEnterprise.com.
This is part of the May 22, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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