A Stockton man suffered major injuries after crashing his vehicle into a big rig early Wednesday morning on westbound Interstate 580, CHP Officer Steve Creel said.
The man, identified as 20-year-old Enrique Torres, was taken to Eden
Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was evaluated and arrested
The accident occurred at 2:16 a.m. when Torres, driving a 2000 Nissan Sentra, collided into a big rig that was slowing down and preparing to exit onto the between Vasco and Greenville Roads.
"(Torres) apparently did not notice the slowing truck and rear ended the big rig, going underneath its trailer," Creel said.
Torres was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the big rig did not suffer any injuries.
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department responded to the accident, sending two engines, a truck and battalion chief.
Firefighters used hydraulic tools to force open a door and cut off the roof to get Torres out of the vehicle, Battalion Chief Joe Testa said.