Overturned big rig snarls traffic at 10 Freeway-5 Freeway interchange
Traffic was snarled Thursday morning around the East Los Angeles interchange after a three-axle truck overturned on the transition road from the eastbound 10 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway, authorities said.
The driver was carrying wood pallets in the truck, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs. It is unclear if he was seriously injured in the 7:46 a.m. accident.
Jacobs said no other vehicles were involved, and it does not appear anyone else was hurt.
Authorities closed the two-lane transition road after the accident, and as of 9:30 a.m. it remained closed while crews tried to upright the overturned truck.
Jacobs said traffic was “heavy” in and around that area, particularly on the 10, 5 and 60 freeways. Speed was allegedly a primary factor in the crash, Jacobs said.
“It has everything to do with the driver driving too fast,” he said. “The road’s wet, but the rain doesn’t cause a crash … the driver does.”
-- Ari Bloomekatz
Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps