SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Two bodies were pulled out of a Southern California freeway tunnel early Saturday morning after a 15-truck pile-up caused a massive fire, blocking a key link between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said the accident — the wreckage stretching a half mile — began when two trucks collided late Friday and started a chain reaction in Interstate 5's southbound truck-only tunnels
Can you imagine? I mean, it's bad enough to be stuck in a tunnel. That can be really frightening. But to be stuck in a tunnel that has a huge fire? Maybe my empathy is in overdrive, but man this really touched me. Of course the damage would have been worse (casualties too) if more cars (vs trucks) were in the tunnel, but this just breaks my heart.