LIVERMORE, Calif. --A big-rig that flipped on Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore this morning is expected to be removed from the highway by 9 a.m., a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The big-rig was traveling west on the highway near Vasco Road at about 4:45 a.m. when the driver lost control of the truck and veered to the right, CHP Officer Steve Creel said.
The truck hit a small truck that had stopped on the side of the road because it ran out of gas, veered back to the left and hit the highway's center divider, Creel said.
It flipped over the center divider, with the trailer landing in the eastbound lanes of the highway.
The driver of the truck that had run out of gas was the only person injured and suffered moderate injuries, Creel said.
The CHP had all westbound lanes of the highway open since 5:30 a.m. and expect to have the eastbound lanes cleared by 9 a.m., Creel said.
A mobile crane was called to remove the trailer, which was full of cattle feed and en route to Oakland, from the eastbound lanes of the highway, Creel said.