By Joseph Serna, September 24, 2013
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed at Highway 138 early
Tuesday after three big rigs collided in Gorman, sending metal beams
across the highway and seriously injuring one driver.
The California Highway
Patrol closed northbound lanes after the crash about 1:30 a.m. Monday.
Some lanes were briefly reopened before sunrise, but about 6 a.m. the
CHP completely shut down the main artery from Southern California to the
San Joaquin Valley.
Traffic was being diverted to Highway 138, said CHP Officer Scott
Jobinger. Drivers can take the first left turn off the highway, onto
Gorman Post Road, where they can eventually reconnect with the
CHP logs show one of the big
rigs jackknifed and another big rig crashed into it. Metal beams from
one of the trucks slammed through the cab of another. One driver was
airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries, Jobinger said.
The crash remained under investigation.