Two big rigs crash on Highway 99 in Selma

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A section of Highway 99 in Selma is open again, after a big rig crash last night.

CHP says the driver of an 18-wheeler blew out a tire and stopped on the highway near Floral Avenue at about 11 p.m. The man was moving the big rig off the road, when he was rear-ended by another big rig, spilling his cargo into the road and blocking all lanes.

"The trailer kind of cushioned the blow for the other driver in the vehicle. But it still caused major damage to the big rig," said Sgt. Matt Radke, California Highway Patrol.

The first driver wasn't hurt and the second driver suffered only mild injuries. He hurt his shoulder and was treated at a nearby hospital.
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