UPDATED 9:10 A.M. with Moraga Police traffic advisory
Close call on Saint Mary's Road at Bollinger Tuesday as a semi truck headed into Lafayette from Moraga reached its tipping point and rolled -- straight into the path of Tia Rogers' SUV.
Both of the truckers with the vehicle at the time clambered out of the cab after it rolled onto its side and slid, sending Rogers -- and her dog -- into an unmistakable panic.
"He screamed," Rogers said, standing on the side of Saint Mary's Road trying to calm her nerves. "You know how dogs scream?"
Rogers said she was inbound to Moraga from Lafayette when the truck, heading toward her on the windy stretch of Saint Mary's Road that has claimed other vehicles over the years, started to tip.
"It was close. Close enough that I could see the fear in their eyes when it started to roll," Rogers said of the 8:05 a.m. crash. "They were just going too fast."
Moraga police are still at the scene and theorizing it may take some time to get the truck back on its wheels. Traffic through the area is regulated and slow. Take Moraga Road out of town.
UPDATE From Moraga PD:
AVOID St. Mary's Rd. for the next 1 1/2 hours due to the overturned big rig at St. Mary's Rd. and Bollinger Canyon Rd.
The Moraga Police Department advises motorists to avoid St. Mary's Road due to an overturned big rig near the intersection at Bollinger Canyon Rd. St. Mary's Rd. will be closed to traffic in both directions between Rheem Blvd. and Rohrer Dr. The road is anticipated to open around 10:30 AM.
Please use alternate routes.