The city of Pleasanton was home to a not so pleasant tractor trailer crash that shut down parts of the interstate.
The incident took place yesterday at around 9:50 at night. A big rig was heading south down Interstate 680. When it approached the area around Bernal Avenue, the driver lost control for some reason. As a result, the vehicle careened into the divider that separates the two sides of the freeway. The force of the crash sent the big rig onto its side.
The impact shot concrete debris onto the other side of the interstate, where it struck one other vehicle. Thankfully, the driver of that automobile did not sustain any injuries. The driver of the big rig sustained only minor injuries himself.
The extent of the damage was so great as to force police officials to close both sides of the interstate. A hazmat crew was dispatched to the area because the tractor trailer was in the process of transporting a load of chemicals. However, the encasement held up and kept the chemicals inside. Some diesel had to be cleaned up, though.
The 680 was fully reopened to traffic at 6:30 this morning.
Being a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I’m sad to see any crash take place along California roads, but I take solace in the fact that injuries were very minor and chemicals didn’t leak. As a San Jose car accident attorney, I know firsthand that things could have been much worse.