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According to the, on April 29, 2009, a tanker truck carrying over 8,000 gallons of flammable butane overturned on the San Diego Freeway. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the freeway shortly before midnight.

Truck Accident AttorneyOfficials say that none of the butane carried by the tanker spilled, and clean-up crews have safely cleared away the wreckage. So far, the cause of the crash has not been determined. One of the major issues confronting first responders in this type of accident is the possibility that butane has escaped from the tanker confinement. Since the gas is shipped under pressure, any breach in the steel liner of the tanker could be catastrophic. In 2008, a butane tanker truck overturned on a Wyoming highway and exploded, sending debris flying up to a half-mile away.

Butane is a highly flammable substance that is often used in pressurized cylinders as a portable fuel source for camp stoves. Butane is also used in cigarette lighters, as a refrigerant and as a propellant for hairsprays and other products. The gas is easily liquefied under pressure and very easy to combust.

Cargo trucks, semitrailers and tanker trucks create certain extra risks for motorists not only because of their large size. The cargo carried aboard these transport vehicles can create new dangers. If you have any questions about big truck accidents, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas and discuss your concerns with an experienced auto accident lawyer.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 15 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.