At approximately 11:30am, a truck caught fire in the westbound lanes of I-80 near milepost 49.8. The driver was able to make it into the shoulder of the roadway before firefighters and officials arrived to assist in extinguishing the blaze. The blaze was extinguished about 30 minutes later, but the roadway was closed indefinitely.
The fire seemed to originate from the engine of the tractor-trailer. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. No injuries have been reported at this time, but we will be monitoring for updates.
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Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.