Woman's car collides with truck

A woman was injured Monday evening when her car sideswiped a tractor-trailer on Highway 33 just north of Derby Acres.

The woman, whose identity was not released, suffered moderate injuries in the crash, Kern County firefighters said.

She was taken by ambulance to a Bakersfield hospital for treatment.

The crash occurred about 5 p.m.

The woman was northbound on the highway when she apparently drifted over into the southbound lanes and clipped the truck, witnesses said.

The truck was pulling a flatbed trailer with pipe on it.

No one in the truck was injured.

The impact ripped the driver's side front wheel off the Honda sedan the woman was driving.