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Woman, 20, seriously injured in crash
Jaws of Life used to free trapped victim
Car crash
A 20-year-old woman had to be cut out of the wreckage of this 2001 Infinti G20 Monday evening after it was struck by a big-rig at Service and Crows Landing roads. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

A 20-year-old woman was seriously injured Monday evening when the car was the driving was struck by a big-rig tractor-trailer rig that allegedly ran a red light at Service and Crows Landing roads.

An on-duty Sheriff's deputy witnessed the 6:33 p.m. crash and said that the driver of the northbound 2010 Kenworth big-rig went sailing through the intersection against a red light. The front of the truck collided with the passenger side of the 2001 Infiniti G20, which had a green light to proceed westbound through the intersection. The impact spun the woman's car and ended up striking a metal light pole at the northwest corner of the intersection. There were unconfirmed reports that the truck hit a second vehicle waiting to make a left onto eastbound Service Road. That driver reportedly escaped injury but his car sustained serious damage.

Ceres firefighters had to use the jaws of life tool to cut the victim, whose name was not available, from the wreckage. She was the rushed to Doctors Medical Center where she reportedly underwent surgeries for a broken pelvis, broken ribs, a fractured neck and a punctured lung. On one social media website, a relative of the woman said that she was suffering a lot of pain but is going to survive.

The driver of the big-rig was not injured.