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Truck crash snarls I-10 in both directions

Things were not going well for Tuesday drivers on Intestate 10 in Phoenix.

A crash near 32nd Street backed-up traffic in both directions and closed the I-10 for a few hours. Traffic is now open in both directions.

“[The crash] involved a semi-truck and trailer that struck a pole and then rolled over in the center median wall,” said Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves.

The truck jumped the median wall, according to Detour Dan.

Rick McQueen, who was driving on the eastbound I-10, saw the accident and said at least 20 drivers stopped to help the truck driver.

“I heard one gentlemen yell towards the cab to see if everybody was OK and you could hear the driver yelling back, saying, ‘Yeah, I’m alright. I’m alright. Just get me out of here.'”

Two people had to be cut out of the big rig’s section and have
been taken to a Phoenix hospital. They are reported to be in
serious condition.

The names and ages of the two injured haven’t been released yet.

Two light poles were brought down by the crash, which happened at the concrete divider.

McQueen said the light poles blocked the westbound lanes. He did not see why the truck crashed.

It is unknown when the accident is expected to be cleared.

Drivers should avoid the area if possible.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.