Those heading to work in Apple Valley the other morning on the southbound Interstate 15 were probably late. Two big-rigs crashed and burst into flames, closing part of the freeway for most of the morning to put out the fire.
According to the California Highway Patrol, one of the big-rigs was pulled onto the right for a new driver to take the next shift. Apparently, a second tractor trailer drifted onto the shoulder and crashed into the first one.
A driver in the stopped big-rig suffered cuts to his hands and feet. There were no other injuries reported; however, both big-rigs were destroyed in the fire.
CHP officers are investigating to determine what caused the second big-rig to drift off the freeway and strike the first one. The first driver should contact a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who is familiar with big-rig accidents. Depending on the results of the investigation, he may be entitled to compensation for his injuries and medical expenses.