Blythe Big Rig Crash Shuts Down Eastbound I-10

A Blythe big rig crash caused major traffic backups and a subsequent car accident early Thursday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a tanker rear-ended a big rig on eastbound I-10 near Wiley’s Well Road, east of the Coachella Valley. The big rig crash occurred around 12:25 a.m.

The collision caused traffic to slow, and a second rear-end crash occurred. A driver suffered injuries in that collision and had to be airlifted to the hospital. The crash shut down both eastbound lanes. One lane reopened at 4:17 a.m.

The Blythe big rig crash also resulted in a fuel spill in the center divider. The CHP says roughly 200 gallons of fuel was spilled in the accident. A hazardous materials crew responded to the scene for cleanup.

Big Rig Crash Site has Seen Rise in Accidents

Thursday’s collision happened along the stretch of I-10 east of the Coachella Valley that has seen a sharp rise in big rig accidents in recent months. Motorists should be especially careful when traveling on this stretch of I-10. Eliminate distractions and make sure you never drive while sleep deprived or intoxicated.

“There have been far too many big rig crashes on I-10 in the past year. Driving along this highway has become dangerous for motorists,” 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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