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.