Road Insanity

He was driving a tanker full of 8,600 gallons of unleaded gas, and he was speeding. At one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the Bay Area — the MacArthur Maze between the Ikea store in Emeryville and the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge — he crashed. The resulting fire burned so intensely it caused the road to collapse. Some 280,000 commuters use this interchange every day. Amazingly, the driver survived with second-degree burns and because the crash occurred in the middle of the night, no one else was injured. I wouldn’t want to be a commuter today.

Photo by Noah Berger/Oakland Tribune

(Photo by Noah Berger/Oakland Tribune)

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3 Comments on “Road Insanity”

  1. acm Says:

    um, wow!

  2. donna Says:

    And of course, the company won’t be paying to fix it, the government and our taxes will.

    Thank goodness no one was killed in this stupidity.

  3. Fran aka Redondowriter Says:

    Thank God no one was killed or even injured, except for the tanker driver. I HATE driving near trucks on the highways and freeways and bridges. They go too fast and I know they don’t get enough sleep. I saw your freeways after the earthquake and couldn’t believe my eyes. But, then I saw L.A.’s freeways after the Northridge quake. Don’t mess with Mother Nature–and truck drivers, I guess.