Overturned Big Rig Causes Delays on I-10 Wednesday

An overturned big rig on I-10 in Desert Center is causing traffic delays near State Route 177 today. The crash occurred in the right lane near the State Route 177 overpass, closing down 177 between I-10 and Ragsdale Road and the off-ramp from 177 to I-10 east.

The overturned big rig spilled diesel fuel in the right lane of I-10, and a Hazmat team is on scene for the cleanup. Crews are also on scene repairing the damaged guard rail on the overpass. CalTrans reports that the lane closure will last until 3 p.m. Wednesday. Drivers are urged to take Eagle Mountain Road to Ragsdale. So far, no injuries have been reported

Big rig crashes not only account for thousands of injuries and fatalities every year, but they also take an economic toll when they lead to damages and traffic delays. On average, a commercial truck accident costs $59,150. These crashes cost Americans more than $20 billion every year.

“Try to avoid the area of this big rig crash if possible. If you have to drive near the crash site, please take caution and avoid the urge to rubber neck, as that will only increase your risk of getting into an accident,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a truck accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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