According to a series of news articles, a truck driver that was involved in an accident that happened near Yosemite was taken into custody on suspicion of intoxicated driving.
Several news agencies reported on the incident that caused hundreds of bags of sulfur to spill on Highway 41 last Monday evening. According to the news, the spillage started about 5 p.m. in the afternoon when the big rig inadvertently started dropping the bags of sulfur near the Fish Camp.
Authorities revealed that the reasons behind this spill are still under investigation and that it’s not yet clear why the driver was transporting sulfur around that area since commercial trucking is not allowed along Highway 41. Also, according to the California Highway Patrol, sulfur is generally used near the San Joaquin Valley, which invalidated the presence of that truck near the Sierra region.
According to official reports, 250 bags of the toxic bags were scattered along one-mile patch of the road.
The California Highway Patrol is still investigating this case and should have more details regarding this occurrence in the near future.
As a San Francisco personal injury lawyer, I’m glad nobody was injured as a result of this incident. I hope that the reasons behind this incident can be identified promptly so similar occurrences can be completely avoided in the future. Hopefully, the spilled sulfur won’t do any harm to the environment near Yosemite.
Keep it in mind that if you were hurt in a big rig accident caused by a drunken or reckless motorist, please consider consulting with a local personal injury lawyer to have your case evaluated quickly and for free.