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Box truck driver rescued in foot-deep mud after smashing into semi truck stuck in same muck 


One person was seriously injured after a crash involving a box truck, a semi truck, and some mud in California on Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened on January 10th at around 1:55 a.m. on Highway 33, north of Brown Material Road in Bakersfield, California. 

According to Bakersfield Now, the fire department was initially called in response to a tractor trailer stuck in the mud after flooding in the area. When crews arrived, they found that a box truck had then crashed into the back of the stuck semi truck, trapping the box truck driver inside of their vehicle. 

The cab of the box truck was crushed, and fire crews requested additional equipment to facilitate the rescue of the driver. The driver was pinned in the box truck as fire crews worked in waist-deep mud, using heavy equipment to pull the wrecked trucks apart in order to reach the victim. 

“The cab of the box truck was crushed, with the driver still pinned inside. Due to the technical nature of extricating the victim, additional equipment was requested, including an Urban Search and Rescue unit, the Kern County Fire Department said to Taft Midway Driller.

The box truck driver was then transported to a nearby hospital with major injuries. No other injuries were reported.


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