26-Year-Old Man Injured after Being Struck by Semi-Truck on Interstate 8

ALPINE, CA (March 3, 2023) – Early Friday morning, a 26-year-old man standing next to a disabled vehicle was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 8.

The incident happened February 17th, at around 12:45 a.m., in the third eastbound lane of Interstate 8, near Tavern Road.

According to reports, the 26-year-old man was standing outside of a Cadillac Eldorado. For reasons currently unknown, a 2016 International Truck Tractor with a Trox Water Tanker Trailer, driven by a 66-year-old man, struck the 26-year-old man.

Emergency crews arrived shortly after and transported the victim to Sharp Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Meanwhile, the other occupants of the Cadillac, a 20-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman, were unharmed in the collision.

There were no additional information was released and further investigation is still ongoing.

Because of their sheer size, large vehicles, like semi-trucks and trailers, increase the risk of a crash. So, If you’re driving one, always be mindful of your vehicle’s large height and weight. Maintain your travel lane and follow the speed limit. Also, adjust accordingly to give way for lane changes and other vehicles.

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