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Overturned big rig snarls traffic at 10 Freeway-5 Freeway interchange

October 11, 2012 | 10:15 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red

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.”


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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps