Truck Fire Leads to Chain-Reaction Accident

A tractor-trailer caught fire in San Diego Tuesday, May 9, and it prompted a chain-reaction accident on a nearby freeway.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the truck was headed west on state Route 52 near Santo Road when the driver pulled the rig over at about 10:30 p.m. Fire officials were uncertain if the driver — as yet unidentified — saw smoke or fire, but was able to pull over and get out of the cab before it became engulfed in flames.

On the nearby Scripps Ranch Freeway, a motorist stopped to assist the driver and their car was struck by another car.

Then a motorist stopped on Route 52 to help, and that person’s car was in turn hit by another.

No injuries were reported.

Police and fire officials continue to investigate.

Firefighters work to extinguish a tractor-trailer fire in San Diego

Firefighters work to extinguish a tractor-trailer fire in San Diego

Courtesy of truckersnews.com and San Diego Union-Tribune

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