Media sources reported that a 34-year-old man was able to walk away from his overturned Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck after it overturned on Highway 16 in Capay Valley Saturday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was headed eastbound on Highway 16, east of the Colusa County line near the Cache Creek around 5am, when he swerved his vehicle sharply to the right. His pickup truck overturned onto its right side and struck a raised embankment. The vehicle flipped again and came to rest in a ditch on the driver’s side.
At that point, apparently the man crawled out of the truck and walked east on the freeway until he was picked up by firefighters responding to the scene. The CHP first encountered the man sitting in the back of an ambulance of the scene of the accident, where he was being treated for injuries sustained during the crash. The responding CHP officer noted in his report that the man displayed signs of being intoxicated and arrested him on suspicion of DUI.
The man was later flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment of his moderate injuries.
As an Oakland car accident attorney, I’m relieved to hear that this man was not severely injured in this accident. If you have been injured in a car accident as the result of a drunken driver, contact an experienced car accident lawyer in your city today to learn more about your rights and legal options in the case.