RED BLUFF, Calif. -

A Red Bluff mother is pleading for help in finding the tow truck driver that damaged her family’s car, while they were inside.

"He hit us and he very well could have killed my whole family, and he didn't stop," explains Bridget Sorensen, who was sitting in the passenger seat of their 2007 Ford Fusion when they were struck.

"We were in the fast lane, coming up on a tow truck that was in the slow lane. And as we started to pass him, he started to merge into us, hitting us and coming up on top of our car … initially he had stopped, and pulled off the road, and then he drove away and left,” recalls Sorensen.

The hit and run accident happened on I-5, around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Glenn County.

Sorensen, her husband who was driving the vehicle and their 5-year-old daughter were all taken to the hospital.

The tow truck is described as white, with red writing and likely has an aluminum truck bed. A piece of equipment called a stinger or an “L”-arm could be the key to solving this case. The tow truck’s equipment was ripped out, found stuck inside the engine of the Sorensen’s vehicle.

Seeing all the damage from the hit and run accident still shakes Sorensen up a bit.
“I'm thankful to be alive. To be able to be with my kids, and have my husband and my family together," says Sorensen.

The family has created an online fund to help pay for medical and insurance costs.
If you’d like to donate, here is a link to the fund.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Willows CHP at (530) 934-5424.