EB I-380 Connector to SB US-101 closed due to overturned big rig that was fully engulfed. CHP and fire on scene. pic.twitter.com/4BWJKc879H— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) January 18, 2016
A freeway near San Francisco International Airport was the site of a dramatic scene this morning, when a collision between a big-rig and a car ended with the flipped truck in flames.
According to KRON4, at around 1:15 this morning rescue crews were called to southbound 101 near the San Bruno Avenue exit.
When they arrived, they found an "overturned big rig that was fully engulfed," the San Francisco bureau of the California Highway Patrol said via Twitter.
The big rig had collided with a Honda Civic, then slid onto its side, KRON4 reports, causing "minor injuries" to the trucker. The status of the Honda driver was unreported, and a call to CHP had not been returned as of publication time.
As firefighters fought the blaze, CHP declared a Sig Alert, and closed 380's eastbound connector between 280 and 101. It's expected to reopen by 7:30 a.m. Monday. Until then, drivers are encouraged to instead "take NB 101 and turn around in South San Francisco or exit at ECR," Captain Christopher Sherry, CHP's SF commander said.
Unable to access US-101 southbound from I-380. Take NB 101and turn around in South San Francisco or exit at ECR. https://t.co/2Fp0OVko5V— Christopher Sherry (@CHPChrisSherry) January 18, 2016