A big rig was removed from Interstate 80 in San Francisco on Sunday morning after it jackknifed, blocking three lanes of eastbound traffic for about four hours, said a California Highway Patrol officer. The big rig, owned by Safeway stores, crashed around 8:10pm on an eastbound approach to the Bay Bridge west of First Street. The semi-truck driver sustained minor lacerations to the face. No one else was involved in the collision. By 11:30am, the crashed tractor-trailer was cleared from the roadway and Caltrans remained to help clean up a fuel leak caused by the crash.
According to news reports, at 8:29am, a Sig-alert was issued and remained in effect until the clean-up was over, which lasted until around noon. As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I’m glad no one else was hurt in the crash and I hope the semi-truck driver heals quickly from his wounds. If you or a loved one were harmed in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, discuss your case with a qualified and knowledgeable car accident attorney who can assess your case and evaluate a potential claim.