Pedestrian Injured in Stockton Truck Accident
A pedestrian was seriously injured in a truck accident near Stockton on the afternoon of March 18, 2019. The incident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. along northbound Interstate 5, just north of Eight Mile Road. A 43-year-old woman reportedly stopped her vehicle along the right shoulder of the interstate. Witnesses at the scene said the woman was standing next to her car until a large truck approached. The driver of the big rig allegedly had little time to react and veered to the left to avoid striking the woman. Unfortunately, his efforts were unsuccessful as the right side of the truck’s trailer hit the woman and propelled her several feet into the air. Medical personnel responding to the accident transported the pedestrian to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. An update from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) suggested that the woman was still hospitalized and recovering from her injuries.