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I’m not sure which is more strange, that hot cooking oil was fired up while a taco truck is in motion, or that a taco truck was being driven by a Vietnamese(-American?) woman.

Contra Costa Times:

CONCORD — A woman was badly burned by hot cooking oil after the taco truck she was riding in collided with another car this afternoon on Interstate 680.

The collision occurred at 1:56 p.m. on southbound I-680, north of Concord Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Maguire said.

The Chevrolet taco truck, driven by 49-year-old Thu Phan of San Jose, was travelling south in the left-hand lane at 55 mph. In the lane to the right of the truck, a 1995 Mitsubishi sedan driven by 19-year-old Iris Lopez, of Antioch, was also driving south.

Maguire said Lopez later told officers she thought the taco truck was merging into her lane, so she swerved to the right. The taco truck never attempted to change lanes, Maguire said. Lopez then over-corrected and swerved back to the left, striking the taco truck. The front of the truck slammed against the driver’s side front door of the sedan.