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Gravel truck overturns on 210 Freeway in Pasadena

November 2, 2009 |  9:39 am

A gravel truck overturned on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena this morning, injuring the driver and shutting down all but one lane on the eastbound side, authorities said.

The truck collided with at least one other vehicle on the freeway just west of Fair Oaks Avenue and overturned about 8:45 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter.

She said there was debris in the carpool lane and several other lanes on the eastbound side and that traffic was also slow on the westbound freeway as passersby looked at the accident.

The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital in serious condition, said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. No one else was seriously injured, she said.

Authorities said they expected traffic to be slow in that area for the next several hours.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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