Water Truck Overturned and Landed on Train Tracks Following Interstate 15 Crash
Victorville, CA (August 28, 2020) – A vehicle crash involving a water truck occurred on Interstate 15 on Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened on August 26 at about 12:43 p.m. at the D Street off-ramp.
The investigation showed that the water truck was about to exit the off-ramp when it overturned for unknown reasons. It continued as the driver was unable to stop, then collided with another vehicle before colliding over a concrete barricade.
The truck went to a stop when it landed on the train tracks entrapping the driver inside.
The BNSF train conductor was able to stop and avoided hitting the truck.
A witness said that he heard the truck driver shouting “my brakes, my brakes” and was honking other motorists. The witness said he tried helping the truck driver however, his leg was stuck under the semi.
Victorville City Firefighters and Apple Valley Fire responded to the scene to extricate the driver.
According to the report, the impact of the crash left two occupants of the sedan badly injured.
Furthermore, an air ambulance airlifted the injured patients to trauma centers.
A second helicopter also arrived and airlifted the truck driver.
Road Closes Following Crash on D Street
The investigation prompted the closure of D Street between 2nd Street and the Interstate 15.
Driving can be very dangerous and almost anything can happen if you are not prepared. It is important to always make it a habit to check if your vehicle is safe. This way, you can lessen the chance of road accidents from happening.
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