CHP downgrades injuries to minor in big rig crash on I


CHP downgrades injuries to minor in big rig crash on I

REDDING, Calif. A big rig rear ended a vehicle on northbound I 5, near the Twin View Boulevard. exit, Tuesday afternoon resulting in a four vehicle crash.

According to the California Highway Patrol, officers were in the area of northbound I 5 just north of Twin View Boulevard for a non injury rollover accident, which was causing traffic on northbound I 5 to slow down.

Officials said a big rig came over the slight hill on I 5 between the northbound Lake Boulevard exit and the northbound Twin View Boulevard exit to find traffic slowed. CHP said the big rig driver was traveling around 57 mph and was unable to stop in time.

Officials said the big rig rear ended a Cadillac Sedan, which was then forced into the back of a Buick that was then forced into the back of a Dodge Magnum.

The driver of the Cadillac Sedan was Nicolas Harding, 18, of Redding and his passenger was a 78 year old woman. Initially officers said both were transported to the hospital with moderate to major injuries; however, Officer Jason Morton said their injuries were downgraded to minor injuries.

The driver of the Buick was Aukage Dejager, 42, of Shasta Lake. Officers also initially said she was also cheap jerseys transported with moderate to major injuries, but her injuries were also downgraded to minor, Morton said.

The driver of the Dodge Magnum was Robert Baker, 61, of Sun City and the driver of the big rig was a 35 year old man from San Jose.