One injured in I-5 rollover on Wednesday
by TP staff
Jul 31, 2014 | 5270 views | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Driver injured in rollover crash
California Highway Patrol officer Juan Cruz looks over the wreckage of a Jeep that rolled off northbound Interstate 5 and landed on the driver Wednesday afternoon.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A man was injured when he was thrown from his Jeep as it rolled off northbound Interstate 5 and landed on top of him Wednesday afternoon.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. John Martinho identified the driver as Lucas Jonas, 44, of Lodi. Martinho said Jonas crashed after the Jeep came into contact with a recreational vehicle traveling north on I-5 around 3:15 p.m.

On Wednesday, CHP Sgt. Cindy Segundo said the Jeep had been traveling northbound off the I-5 onramp from Highway 205. Jonas lost control of the Jeep and rolled off the east side of the road, tumbling down the embankment and ejecting him, she said.

The Jeep landed on top of Jonas, trapping him at the base of the embankment next to a barbwire fence.

Segundo said about eight or 10 men from cars that stopped on the highway after the accident climbed down the embankment and were able to lift the Jeep and pull Jonas from beneath the vehicle.

Jonas was taken by ambulance to San Joaquin General Hospital for treatment of what Segundo described as major injuries. On Thursday, Martinho said that his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

• Contact Glenn Moore at or 830-4252.

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August 02, 2014
I hope this idiot was hurt bad. It's S.O.B.'s like him that kill people. He actually made contact with the R.V. Stupidity was painful in this case.
August 05, 2014
Oh Imah8ter, you must have been the idiot that swerved across ALL five lanes and forced him into the R.V.!!!!!!!! Since you seem to know so much about Idiots and S.O.B.'s!!!!!
July 31, 2014
Hope he heals quickly. This is a good reminder to all to wear a seat belt.

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