The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that they’re looking for a “big rig” driver after a car passenger’s leg was impaled during an “unusual incident” on a south Sacramento roadway.
CHP says that the incident occurred on Saturday morning on northbound SR-99 south of Fruitridge Road in Sacramento.
Police say that a Chevy Impala was traveling behind a big rig when “a large metal bar fell off of the big rig and landed on the roadway in front of the Chevy. The metal bar then bounced up and entered the right front of the Chevy, traveled through the engine compartment and entered the passenger compartment of the Chevy and impaled the right leg of the right front passenger.”
The Impala driver pulled off the road and called 911.
The woman was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
CHP says that “the big rig failed to stop and continued to travel on northbound SR-99.” CHP asks anyone with information to contact Officer Jim Young at (916) 681-2300 or by email at [email protected].
CHP’s Facebook post stirred up controversy among many users. Several Facebook users responded to the CHP post by suggesting that the large metal bar is a landscaping tool and may not have actually come off of a semi truck. Others say that the freak accident is a good reason not to tailgate trucks.