Driver Killed After Big Rig Crashes Into Pole and Bursts Into Flames

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Big Rig Crashes into Pole and Burst into Flames, Killing Driver

On Monday morning, a driver has died after a big rig crashed into a pole and then burst into flames. The authorities say that the incident happened on the westbound 10 Freeway in the Fontana area.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s  (CHP) incident log, The big rig, which was reportedly carrying chicken at the time, had hit some kind of pole just after three o’clock in the morning on the 10 Freeway near Citrus Avenue.

Big Rig Crash Closes Several Lanes in Early Morning

The big rig had blocked several lanes as it caught full flame. The flames got pretty big, even spreading to a nearby freeway sign, According to the CHP log.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department said that the entire westbound freeway had to be shut down so that the California Highway Patrol could investigate the fatal crash. There were two left lanes reopened just before the morning traffic hit at around five thirty that morning. However, there were three right lanes as well as the Citrus offramp that remained closed right before the morning rush hour.

It has not been said yet, how long the closures will last. The driver of the big rig identity has not been released at this time.

What do you think could have cause this crash? The driver fell asleep behind the wheel? Drinking or Drugs involved? Maybe he swerved to miss an animal or another vehicle? Or could it be just an accident where no one was at fault and it just happened?

Whatever the case, I feel sorry for this man’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time. I know that’s not very comforting at this time for them.


Daniel A. Gibalevich 
Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich


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