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Big rig crashes into Caltrans building in Pomona

August 24, 2011 |  8:23 am

A big rig went over a guardrail of the 60 Freeway in Pomona early Wednesday, veered down an embankment, crashed through a fence and hit a Caltrans building.

After all that, the driver suffered only minor injuries, authorities said.

The wreck occurred about 3 a.m. as the big rig was traveling east, said California Highway Patrol officer Francisco Villalobos. No other vehicles were involved.

“At this point, the cause of the collision is still under investigation, but we believe driver fatigue may have been a contributing factor,” Villalobos said.

The male driver in his 50s was treated by paramedics and taken to Pomona Valley Hospital.

Villalobos was unsure if the Caltrans building at 2700 S. Garey Ave. was occupied at the time, but no other injuries were reported.


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Photo: Los Angeles County firefighters and a tow truck company are busy disengaging a trailer from a big rig that veered off the Pomona (60) Freeway and slammed into a Caltrans building on South Garey Avenue in Pomona. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times