Big Rig Catches Fire in Crash on 5 Freeway [Patterson, CA]

Big Rig Catches Fire in Crash on 5 Freeway [Patterson, CA]

Big Rig Catches Fire in Crash on 5 Freeway [Patterson, CA]

Multiple Vehicles Involved in Fiery Collision near Oak Flat Road

PATTERSON, CA (December 14, 2018) – The authorities were called after a big rig caught fire in a crash on southbound 5 Freeway, Friday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place at approximately 10:58 AM, near the intersection of Oak Flat Road. Based on their report, the big rig caught fire after it crashed into the guard rail of the freeway. Three other vehicles were involved after being hit by debris.

An ambulance requested for needed medical attention. The paramedics had not yet released a report regarding any injury sustained in the incident.

100 gallons of diesel fuel and water mix were found in the ditch next to trailer. The No. 2 lane, as well as the ditch were blocked while cleaning and clearing operations were performed in the area. Authorities continue to investigate the collision. Additional information will be released to the public, once available.

Big vehicles are often involved in dangerous road accidents, due to their size and weight. If you are driving a big vehicle like a semi-truck, always follow safety precautions such as following speed limits and keeping a safe distance from other vehicles. Such precautions can also avoid high-risk incidents like a vehicle fire.


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