Reporting Andrea Menniti
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) – A woman was airlifted to an area hospital on Tuesday afternoon after her vehicle spun out and caused a big rig to jackknife on Highway 12.
The woman in a small red sedan swerved into another lane in what looked like a mechanical malfunction, according to the CHP. The car’s tired were very worn down, a dangerous situation in wet-weather driving.
A big rig jackknifed trying to avoid the car and then a second big rig also became involved.
The woman was airlifted with what the CHP called major injuries. The truck drivers were OK.
Westbound traffic was turned around at Interstate 5. Eastbound traffic was backed up five miles into Sacramento County.
The accident occurred at the bridge near Potato Slough shortly after 1 p.m.