The accident happened at around 11:10, Tuesday night, in San Bernardino (10) Freeway at Montclair, California. This event greatly affected the flow of traffic within the vicinity that morning due to the all night road closure.
Two people sustained personal injuries and both were rushed by the firefighters to the hospital via airlift. The authorities did not yet disclose the conditions of the two whom were injured.
According to the information gathered by the California Highway Patrol, the tanker truck collided through the center divider and then burst into flames.
Factors to the accident could possibly be either the driver fell asleep while driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicated substance. Another suspected reason includes mechanical error.
At present, the main cause of the accident is still under investigation but Montclair Fire Department chief, Steve Jackson, said that apart from themselves, several agencies are also conducting analysis regarding the accident like the Caltrans and the LA County Hazmat. Therefore, causes were expected to be determined in no time.
The east bound side of the freeway was re-opened at about 5:45 in the morning followed by the re-opening of all lanes by 6:20 am.
To recover from their personal injuries and damages sustained from the fiery accident, any injured individual may seek legal assistance from a Los Angeles personal injury attorney to represent them in court and pursue their case until it is fully resolved. It is the best option there is upon dealing with vehicle accidents such as these.