On November 9, 2011, a dairy tanker truck rear-ended a tanker truck that was carrying diesel and gasoline on westbound Interstate 10 in Chandler. The collision caused an explosion and a fire that spewed thick black smoke into the air for hours under fire crews could contain the blaze.
The fire created environmental concerns because the burning diesel emitted dangerous fumes and tiny particles that can infiltrate the lungs of people in the vicinity. These particles are in the category of pollutants that, if inhaled, can cause the most damage. Everyone within a 1-mile radius was evacuated.
The risk of damage was minimized due to the winds that carried the smoke and particles away from the crash and the most populated areas.
If you experienced medical problems as a result of inhaling smoke and/or particles from this fire or in a similar situation, you could file a claim with the insurance company of the driver that caused the accident. By causing your injury by not acting with reasonable care, they are responsible to pay damages to those who were injured by their actions.
If you have been injured due to an automobile accident, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at the personal injury law firm Oracle Law Group today!