Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the California Highway Patrol’s information about the crash.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A pickup truck driver walked away from a major crash with a big rig in Galt Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

The CHP said a pickup truck was heading eastbound when it crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding with a big rig. Following the crash, the CHP said the driver of the pickup truck had to free himself from his seat.

The driver of the pickup escaped with minor injuries despite major damage to the front end of his pickup, officials said. 

“It’s great that he’s still alive,” a friend of the driver told FOX40. “He’s a great human being.”

The CHP said it is possible the glare from the rising sun could have thrown off the driver’s visibility, but there is still no confirmation about what caused the crash. 

The driver of the pickup was sent to the hospital out of caution.