On Monday morning, a Caltrans worker was hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 near North Meridian Road.
As per the initial reports, an 18-wheeler collided with a Caltrans loader on the side of Interstate 80, close to North Meridian Road. Due to the impact, the driver of the loader was pinned as the big rig burst into flames. After rescuing the Caltrans worker, the fire personnel rushed the patient to a hospital with non-fatal injuries.
The firefighters were also able to contain the fire. As of now, the circumstances that have led up to the collision remain unknown at this time. It is also unclear if the driver of the 18-wheeler received injuries as a result of the crash. No other details are available.
An investigation is ongoing at this time.
October 13, 2021