A portion of the 101 Freeway was closed to traffic after a big rig truck hit the center median and leaked oil and diesel gas for a half mile across lanes. According to news reports, about 50 gallons of fuel spilled into the lanes, along with the flaming chunks of debris. Firefighters and the CHP shut down all southbound lanes and the off-ramp to San Marin Drive in order to conduct the fuel cleanup.
Authorities declared a SigAlert on the freeway as lanes turned into a literal parking lot for hundreds of drivers stuck with no way off the roadway. Apparently there were no injuries reported from the big rig truck accident. CHP officers were conducting an investigation of the accident scene and trying to determine the cause of the crash.
As a San Rafael personal injury lawyer I urge motorists to give big rig trucks extra space on the road. Drivers should always avoid cutting off other drivers as aggressive driving can lead to an auto collision. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck crash, speak to a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options.