Earlier on this Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, an accident on the highway occurred involving a semi truck carrying French vanilla coffee creamer, resulting in more than 150 feet of the roadway being covered in the white coffee-enhancing traffic hazard.
The crash on the Interstate 10 took place at around 1 a.m. this morning at the Mini Stack interchange, where the I-10, State Route 51, and Loop 202 all meet. It is the busiest interchange in the state, and has been known as a major national "traffic trap" when accidents affect its flow.
It was reported that the trailer truck crashed into a guardrail and rolled over on the westbound side of the I-10, spilling its load and diesel fuel onto the roadway.
The driver of the truck apparently suffered minor injuries.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Carrick Cook stated that they were initially more concerned with the spilled fuel, but it was not as big a problem as they thought. The real issue became the 50 yard strech of freeway that became covered with the creamer.
The I-10 was closed for almost 12 hours as the cleanup crews worked to remove the creamer from the roads, as well as the remaining items from the trailer, and the trailer itself.
Arizona Department of Transportation spokeman Doug Nintzel stated that the transferring of the remaining creamer in the truck was extremely tedious.
The freeway was reopened at around 1 p.m.
As a Phoenix accident attorney, this is certainly one of the more delicious substances to have been spilled in a crash in our state.
Levity aside, it is fortunate that in this instance, it appears that no one was seriously injured.
Our accident lawyers in Phoenix will keep you updated on any relevant information that is released on this crash.