By Eric SharpeThe fire raged so hot that the concrete of the overpass began to actually explode as the moisture within it boiled. The driver of the diesel fuel carrier had come to a stop under an overpass on Highway 60 in California after seeing flames trailing his tanker. His decision to come to a stop where he was, saved his life, but ensured the destruction of a bridge and resulted in the closure of major freeway in California. The argument as to whether he had done the right thing immediately ensued. The driver was criticized for not simply pulling the rig twenty feet forward to avoid destroying the overpass. What went largely ignored was that his choice was not only the right one, but was the heroic one. He intentionally parked under the overpass so that in the event of a full explosion, flying shrapnel from the tank and rig wouldn’t cause further havoc with bystanders.