Sounds like a mess down on 880 just north of Highway 84, where a big rig ran off the highway at around 1 a.m. this morning and spilled its cargo all over the highway. The cargo in question -- crushed cars.

The driver suffered major injuries and was sent to the hospital; traffic is currently moving at about 20 mph and is expected to be snarled until 10 a.m. at the earliest, and CHP has said everyone can drive in the carpool lane until they get the scene cleared. Part of the problem was that they had to get flatbed trucks out there to move the four crushed cars that landed on the highway, since the cars were too heavy to move any other way, and also had no wheels.

We of course wish the driver a speedy recovery -- but isn't there's something kind of compellingly recursive about a car accident spilling other car accidents onto the highway, potentially causing even more car accidents? Will they crush the big rig that was carrying all the crushed cars too? This reminds us of the time we saw a tow truck towing another tow truck on the street. We now live our life in the hope that we'll get to see a tow truck towing another tow truck, which is towing a third tow truck.

Picture from ABC 7.