OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — A big rig Saturday careened off a freeway off-ramp and crashed into a car dealership near Oxnard where ten vehicles caught fire.READ MORE: West Covina City Council Approves New Amazon Distribution Center
The accident happened near Rose Avenue at a CarMax lot in the 2000 block of Lockwood Street.
The truck was hauling Bounty® paper products when it veered off the southbound 101 Freeway for reasons unknown, according to CBS2’s Joy Benedict.READ MORE: Huntington Beach Officially Calls For Offshore Oil Drilling Ban
After landing on the edge of the lot, the truck set about ten vehicles ablaze and damaged a total of 16 cars. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire.
Authorities said the driver of the semi-truck was taken to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries.
It’s not yet known whether wind in the area played a role in causing the crash but firefighters said they were looking at it as a possible factor.MORE NEWS: One Killed After Car Plows Into Building In Monterey Park
No further information was immediately available.