Traffic was a huge mess on the westbound 10 Tuesday morning after a big rig crashed less than half a mile west of Haugen-Lehmann Way. The fire from the crash could be seen for miles…
Black smoke in west Coachella Valley is from a big rig that crashed near Haugen-Lehman way. I10WB is stopped there. pic.twitter.com/VRfKdsJL26
— Samantha Cortese (@SamanthaCortese) September 23, 2014
Up close things were way worse…
Amazingly, the truck’s driver, James Cobos, was not injured. At one point traffic was reportedly backed up 5 miles while crews took care of the wreck – which included pesticide (hello Hazmat crew).
— TDSColinAtagi (@TDSColinAtagi) September 23, 2014
Lesson: do not pick up papers off the floor while driving
— The Desert Sun (@MyDesert) September 23, 2014