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By Jack Mobley and Randal Coombs

 

A blazing fire between two semi-trucks called for an ambulance to be summoned to the scene, but the EMT had to tell motorists to get off of the hard shoulder as they drove on the centre embankment.

A fire was caused by a crash between two semi-trucks on the afternoon of August 25.

Aaron Maguire was in bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-15 NB outside of Baker, San Benardino, California when he heard and saw an ambulance head towards the scene of the incident.

The ambulance had to travel off-road, on the embankment, as drivers had taken up all of the space on the shoulder of the road.

This caused the EMT to use the loud speaker in the ambulance, telling the motorists that this was the entire reason why cars stay on the main road, using some colourful language in the process.

The ambulance was able to successfully navigate through the traffic to assist in the incident.

Aaron said: “We could see that there was a fire but couldn’t see what was on fire exactly.

“All traffic slowed to a crawl and then stopped, that was when people tried to get around all the stopped traffic by using the shoulder.

“All I know is two semis were involved and it all lit on fire, I tried looking up multiple reports about it but it was never stated definitively what occurred.

“I was almost afraid it was going to flip it was so far down the embankment.”