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Big Rig Crashes and Spills Propane on Highway 178

January 21, 2012- A semi truck hauling 4,000 gallons of propane was involved in a crash on Highway 178, halfway between Bakersfield and Lake Isabella. The accident happened on Saturday, at about 3:00 PM.

A big rig lost control while traveling on Highway 178, near China Garden Road. It swerved and struck the side of the mountain, one mile west of Democrat Station.

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The collision cause the rear-tank on the rig to spring a leak. The first arriving crews were able to isolate the hazard and contain it rather quickly. The highway was closed both directions to prevent any exposures, until the clean up was completed.

If you need legal help for this accident, please call Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159.