Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Semi truck overturns along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto southbound East Broadway.
ZachNews has learned of a semi truck that has overturned along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto East Broadway in Needles, California.
ZachNews was broadcasting live on Facebook as he arrived to the crash which occurred at around 3:17am PT on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.
These are pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez of the cab of the semi truck along southbound East Broadway and along westbound Interstate 40, guard rail damage seen along the left side of westbound Interstate 40 and what appears to be another trailer along Interstate 40.
The California Highway Patrol tells ZachNews that the semi truck left the interstate, entered the center dirt meridian, and the front of the semi truck collided through the metal guard rail into the dirt meridian where the trailer then rollover onto its left side along the overpass above East Broadway.
The semi truck and front trailer continued into the center dirt meridian between the eastbound and westbound Interstate 40 and continued down the embankment onto East Broadway where the cab of the semi truck and trailer landed along southbound East Broadway.
Earlier, Kevin Brown sent in this picture into ZachNews of the other trailer from a semi truck as well as San Bernardino County Fire Department on scene.
Kevin Brown tells ZachNews that that a person was being put in the ambulance.
Well on the way over to the crash, an Baker Emergency Medical Service ambulance was seen with San Bernardino County Fire Department at the helipad next to Colorado River Medical Center where a medical helicopter was taking off.
The California Highway Patrol confirms that the driver of the semi truck had major injuries in the crash and was flown by medical helicopter from the helipad at Colorado River Medical Center to University Medical Center of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The left lane of westbound Interstate 40 and the right lane of East Broadway is closed for clean up.
Motorists are getting by the crash on the right lane of westbound Interstate 40 and on the left lane of East Broadway, but use caution in the area of the crash.
California Highway Patrol initially reporting at the accident was near Needles Highway, but was changed to East Broadway.
Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this still developing breaking news story.