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Tractor-trailer hauling meat overturned on Interstate 15

The work week began with a tractor-trailer hauling 40,000 pounds of meat - it overturned on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass.

Apparently the big-rig's brakes heated up and when the driver tried to exit the freeway, the truck began to slide sideways. The truck crashed into a curb, causing the meat to shift, which caused the big-rig to overturn on its right side - spilling boxes of meat onto the road.

It is not known if the accident was a result of rain and snowy conditions that the Inland Empire has received. Interstate 15, through the Cajon Pass, was under California Highway Patrol escort due to light snow that day. The bad weather has caused all kinds of accidents on area roads.

The driver was not injured.

According to the National Weather Service, two more storms will move through this area during the week. I urge all motorists to proceed with caution and with no distractions while on the slippery roads. If you are involved in an accident due to bad weather conditions or because another driver was not paying attention, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate for you and make sure you are compensated for your injuries and expenses.

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