Trucks are common in Los Angeles, California. The massive vehicles transport produce and other goods to and from the city and the neighboring areas and are a great help to the community. Nevertheless, their substantial size makes them prone to truck accidents, especially with drivers who are ill-equipped.
In Temecula, 86 miles southeast of Los Angeles, a stolen big-rig truck caused several collisions and numerous injuries to people before it overturned. The California Highway Patrol reported that a man stowed way in the vehicle and then hijacked the truck when the driver got out to use the roadside scales. The stowaway then drove the truck, causing several crashes that resulted in injuries to seven people. The CHP report stated that the man believed that he was being chased by zombies. He is now facing a possible five-year prison sentence for theft and hit-and-run causing death or injury.