LA Times reported on a big rig fire that may have been caused by a wrong-way driver on the 14 Freeway yesterday afternoon.
The incident happened at Crown Valley Road in Agua Dulce near the freeway according to a spokesperson from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Special units had to go out to the scene to control the fire and keep it from spreading to the surrounding brushland. They were able to contain the fire spread to about a quarter acre of land.
California Highway Patrol reported that the fire was caused by a wrong way driver and issued a SigAlert closing all the lanes northbound on the 14. One person was trapped in the crash and one sustained critical burn injuries. They were airlifted to the hospital.
The freeway was closed for around 2.5 hours, interfering with the afternoon rush hour.
We hope that the victims in this crash recover as best as possible. Burn injuries take a long time to heal and are prone to infection. There is no indication from the report which driver was driving which vehicle.
If there was a wrong-way driver, they will both surely be tested for intoxication. That is one of the main reasons for people to drive the wrong way on the freeway.