Sterling, VA (September 20, 2023) – A significant collision occurred on Route 28 on Monday evening, September 18, 2023, involving a Nissan Altima and a semi-truck.
Jose A. Padilla Espinosa drove the Altima, striking the truck, overturning and igniting it.
Footage reveals the Altima clipping the tractor-trailer, which flipped and caught fire.
Brave motorists rescued the semi-truck driver from the flaming wreckage. He’s currently facing critical injuries in the hospital.
Espinosa’s Altima also collided with a Toyota Prius. Both the Prius driver and Espinosa received hospital care but were later discharged.
Authorities arrested Espinosa for forged tags and no insurance. He’s detained without bond, awaiting more charges.
Officials believe speed contributed to the accident.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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