SACRAMENTO, CA – A crash Monday morning on Highway 99 in South Sacramento resulted in minor injuries even after a car ended up wedged underneath a semi-truck.

The crash happened just after 9:15 Monday morning on northbound Highway 99 near the 12th Avenue off-ramp. Reports from the California Highway Patrol say the driver of a white Toyota car hit the center divide for an unknown reason and then went underneath the semi-truck. The driver was able to self-extricate themselves from the trapped vehicle. That driver was then transported by fire personnel to a local area hospital.

The crash occurred near the end of the rush hour commute, blocking two lanes of traffic. As of 10:30, traffic appears to be minimally affected at least from Fruitridge Road on northbound Highway 99.

Animal Services was called out to take control of a German Shepherd dog that was inside the Toyota at the time since the owner of the dog was being transported to the hospital.

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