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I-580 E On Top Of Altamont - In or Near Livermore California
Semi Truck jack-knifes and goes over side of mountain
12-5-12, during height of rush hour, a semi-tractor trailer truck jack-knifed and went over the mountainside. It got stuck in brush and mud about 100 feet below the highway, laying on its side, still jack-knifed. Roads were closed to commuter traffic in both directions until 9:45 am. allowing emergency and wrecking crews to reach the incident.

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West-bound Witness: The CHP report indicates it began as a collision with a honda and the truck. Then the incident was closed, then re-opened when other vehicles collided, it snow-balled into the semi- ending up over the side of the mountain. I'm not good at reading chp incident reports...so some of that may be inaccurate.
12 05, 2012 | 11:31am
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