INDIO, California (February 2, 2015) – A fiery crash between two big rig trucks hauling frozen chicken and live bees was reported Monday morning on the westbound Interstate 10 Freeway at Dillon Road in Riverside County, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.
The two semi-tractor trailer trucks hit each other and were blocking lanes about 7:11 a.m. this morning. The big rig hauling 20,000-pounds of frozen chicken became fully engulfed in flames in the No. 1 lane of the freeway. The big rig carrying live bee crates had its tires catch on fire, but the driver was able to put out the fire. Several of the crates were broken open and bees were everywhere, the CHP reported. The driver of the bee truck had cuts to his face following the crash.
Paramedics responded, but the extent of injuries was not reported.
Two heavy-duty tow trucks were required to remove the damaged vehicles from the freeway, however traffic is expected to be held up for some time as police wait for a Bakersfield bee keeper to arrive to remove the insects from the truck.
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