On February 12, 2016 at approximately 4:35 pm., a driver of a big rig truck and trailer escaped injury when the truck he was driving slipped into a drainage ditch and turned over on its side. The truck was traveling south on S. VanAllen Road when the driver of the big rig steered too close to the ditch. The recent rains have left the soil damp and loose. When the truck got too close to the edge of the ditch the soft soil gave way to the weight of the big rig causing the crash. Escalon Fire responded to the scene of the accident and California Highway Patrol was also on hand to assess the accident. The roadway was closed for a short period of time while the big rig was uprighted.