Victim Airlifted after Semi-Truck Accident near Basin Road

BAKER, CA (March 11, 2022) – One unidentified person sustained injuries Thursday afternoon, after a big-rig collision on Interstate 15.

The crash happened around 1:35 p.m., on March 3. Crews arrived to the scene on southbound Interstate 15 near Basin and Afton Road.

According to reports, the incident involved two big-rigs; a purple tractor pulling an empty cargo trailer and a white tractor hauling empty moving pods.

The purple tractor rear-ended the white tractor under unclear circumstances. Paramedics then requested a medical helicopter for the purple big-rig driver who sustained injuries.

Eventually, the driver was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in an unknown condition.

Furthermore, the purple big-rig spilled approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel on the roadway as a result of the collision.

At this time, officials have no further information about the crash, however, an active investigation is ongoing.

Because of their sheer size, large vehicles, like semi-trucks and trailers, increase the risk of a crash. If you’re driving one, always be mindful of your vehicle’s large height and weight. Maintain your travel lane and follow the speed limit. Also, adjust accordingly to give way for lane changes and other vehicles.

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