Big rig trailer bed hits freeway sign on Highway 1

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - A driver was taken to the hospital after his big rig crashed into an overhanging freeway sign.

This happened on Highway 1 north of Buena Vista Drive. A 65-year old Watsonville man was driving a big rig southbound, and for reasons that are still unknown, the trailer bed lifted and hit the sign.

After hitting the sign, the truck overturned. The driver sustained major injuries and was taken to Natividad Medical Center.

The CHP is still investigating the crash, but does not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor.

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