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MacArthur Maze collapse

Took this series of pix while driving. I was standing in the car, popped

out of the sunroof while my husband was driving on an overpass that was

adjacent to the MacArthur Maze and gave me a birds eye view of this horrible

interchange collapse that occurred early this morning. An oil tanker driver

carrying 8,600 gallons of gasoline lost control and smashed into the guard

rail, the tanker ruptured, causing a fire so intense it collapsed two

sections of this interchanged onto each other, and then to the ground below.

The only known injury was to the driver of the oil tanker, who suffered

second degree burns to his face and arms. CA Highway patrol officers

believe speed played a factor in the crash. This incident will disrupt the

commute for over 280,000 daily commuters. It is one of the busiest

interchanges in the Nation. The last disaster to hit this freeway was the

1989 Loma Prieta earthqauke.

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Taken on April 29, 2007