An accident was reported on the California Highway Patrol’s website just after 10 a.m. on Monday morning. According to the report on the live traffic information site, two semi-trucks had collided, causing both to burst into flames.
The California Highway Patrol says that the accident caused the Antioch Bridge and State Route 160 to shut down while the scene was investigated and cleaned. The Solano County Fire Department was called to offer assistance. An air ambulance responded to the scene as well. The enormity of the accident also saw Rio Vista fire and police respond.
Despite the initial report, Rio Vista police corrected the information to say that only one of the trucks had caught on fire and, as a result, nearby brush had also caught fire. Even though the trucks were not on the highway in the aftermath, the roads were closed down and did not reopen until after 4 in the afternoon.
One of the drivers was transported to a hospital by the air ambulance. According to reports, that driver suffered burns and other injuries that were considered to be life-threatening. It was unclear why the semi-trucks collided and the investigation is ongoing. No other persons were injured in the accident.
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