All lanes of the westbound Interstate 80 remain shut down due to a fuel spill that caused a truck fire in Colfax.
The accident occurred around 7 a.m. near Highway 174.
A truck driver pulled over to the side of the road due to a flat tire. Once he pulled over, he noticed his truck was on fire, leaking 100 gallons of diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid.
No tow truck was strong enough to pull the damaged truck away. Therefore, repairs will be made at the scene.
No one was injured.
All lanes will remain closed until 2 p.m. Expect delays in traffic and plan an alternate route to your destination.
A semi-truck can cause serious accidents due to the size of the vehicle. An average big rig can hold anywhere from 200 to 300 gallons of diesel fuel. With a leak, this can cause a tremendous explosion if not caught early.
Fortunately, no one was hurt from this accident. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a semi-truck accident, you must act quickly. Big rigs are under commercial policies, making pursuing accident claims more complicated.
At Bergener Mirejovsky, we have the experience needed to help you successfully recover damages after a semi-truck accident. Our dedicated injury lawyers fight tirelessly to make sure you can get back on your feet. Give us a call at 1-800-881-2021 for a free case review any hour of the day.