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Cell-phone distraction caused truck collision on Dog Bar Road, CHP says

A female passenger and a male driver sustained minor injuries Friday morning after a mid-size rental truck they were driving swerved off Dog Bar Road and flew into a tree.

The 30-year-old male driver was looking at his cell phone when he made an unsafe turn, drove off the road, tore through a fence and knocked into a large pine tree, said California Highway Patrol spokesperson Greg Tassone.

The incident occurred on the part of Dog Bar Road near Woodbury Drive, which is near the south side of the city, Tassone said.

The driver suffered from a slight headache. The 52-year-old female, who was sitting on the passenger’s seat when the accident happened, sustained moderate-to-minor injury, Tassone said, and was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Tassone said only two people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

A Cal Fire unit which was driving by spotted the collision and contacted CHP, Tassone said. An ambulance and a tow truck were then dispatched to the rescue.

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