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Armored truck pulled from bridge's edge; freeway connector reopens

April 6, 2012 |  9:05 pm

Truck teeters on freeway overpass in Boyle Heights

It took several hours, but the California Highway Patrol late Friday evening reopened the portion of the East L.A. freeway interchange in Boyle Heights after an armored truck was pulled free from its perch on the edge of the bridge.

The crash was reported about 3:40 p.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway connector to the westbound 10 Freeway, according to CHP Officer Tatiana Sauquillo.

Photos: A dangling armored car on I-5

A SigAlert was issued about 4 p.m. and was finally lifted at 8:27 p.m. when all the lanes were reopened, the CHP said.

No one was injured in the accident, which remains under investigation. Traffic, which had been backed up in all directions around the affected area, is slowly getting back up to speed.


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Photo: A Garda armored car hangs partly over the side of a freeway connector. Credit: Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times