Single Vehicle Accident Near Bridgeport Causes Major Injuries for Elderly Man

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email

BRIDGEPORT, CA - A man sustains major injuries after the box truck he was driving hit a cattle fence.

Around 10:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013, Arthur Thomas Vaught, 70, was driving a 2012 International box truck southbound on US-395, south of Rattlesnake Point, when the truck drifted off the roadway and onto the dirt shoulder, according to an official with the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

CHP officials say the truck continued away from the roadway where it hit a cattle fence and uneven ground.

The accident did not cause that area of US-395 to close, according to an official with CHP.

Vaught sustained major injuries, including cuts to his arms and face. Vaught claimed he had severe back pain, according to an official with CHP.

Vaught was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center.

CHP officials say the accident is a result of Vaught being fatigued.

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