BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two people were taken to Kern Medical Center Monday night after jumping from their moving vehicle, according to the California Department of Transportation.
Around 9:45 p.m., Jose Vega was driving a movie production truck with a trailer attached northbound on I-5 north of Grapevine Road.
Vega decided to move to the right shoulder to cool the smoking brakes on the truck after traveling down the grapevine grade.
After allowing the brakes to cool, Vega drove back onto northbound I-5 and continued to the Wheeler Ridge off-ramp, where he noticed the brakes had failed.
The passenger, Jonathan Baray Jr., decided to jump from the moving vehicle. Vega jumped a few second after.
The truck and trailer continued traveling northbound until it collided into a metal fence on the Caterpillar property.
Vega sustained major injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Kern Medical Center. Baray Jr. suffered moderate injuries and was also transported to Kern Medical Center.
The collision is still under investigation.
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