A motorcycle abandoned in the middle of a highway caused a head-on collision of two trucks early in the morning on Wednesday in California.
The accident occurred around midnight on Wednesday, December 1, near the city of Hesperia, California.
A 2012 International truck was heading south on Highway 395 on Poplar Street and crashed into a motorcycle parked on the highway. As a result of a collision on the motorcycle, the truck entered northbound lanes, where it collided with a 2022 Kenworth truck heading north that was carrying cattle.
As the result of a hard blow the truck carrying cattle flopped over, the trucker was closed inside the cab, and several heads of cattle were injured. The truck driver was helped out of the rubble and taken to a nearby hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown. Truck driver of the International wasn`t injured.
The accident killed seven heads of cattle, seven had to be euthanized at the scene. Eight heads of cattle were rescued, ten escaped from the wrecked trailer into the nearby desert, where they were soon found and returned to their owner.
Highway 395 was closed until 4:00 pm Wednesday as workers cleaned up the aftermath of the accident. Investigators are now trying to find the driver who dropped the motorcycle in the middle of the highway.
Anyone with any information about the incident is requested to contact Deputy Sheriff T. Rogoff at the San Bernardino County Hesperia precinct at (760) 947-1500.