Two big-rig crashes in the Feather River Canyon in successive weeks underscore the dangers we face when driving that very scenic, yet extremely treacherous, stretch of Highway 70.
Last week, a big-rig driver from Newman was lucky. He suffered minor injuries after his tractor-trailer veered off the road, struck an embankment and overturned near the Paxton bridge. The accident sent his cargo of scrap metal flying in all directions. Luckily, there were no other cars in the vicinity or it likely would have been a tragic encounter.