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Thursday, 13 December 2007 12:37

Big Rig Accident Ties Up Hwy 88

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A big rig driver escaped injury yesterday morning when the loaded hay truck he was driving slid on icy pavement, overturned and was hanging off a cliff on Hwy 88. According to the California Highway Patrol, the Fresno driver was westbound on Hwy 88 near Mormon Emigrant Trail at a speed of 35 – 40 miles per hour. The driver said he saw the ICY warning sign and slowed, but it was too late. The truck began to slide and the driver lost control as the trailer flipped on its side. The tractor section of the truck then struck an embankment and overturned as well. The accident occurred at 5 am yesterday morning and the overturned truck blocked both lanes. It took crews a couple of hours to right the truck and clear the road for traffic.  There were several ice-related accidents last weekend, and now this accident yesterday. A warning to anyone driving in the upcountry- The very cold nights we’re having are creating extremely icy conditions on Hwy 88 – please allow plenty of time to reach your destination and driving carefully!



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