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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jackknifed big rig causes mess on 210 Freeway in Pasadena

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9487334

April 1, 2014

Speed and rain may be to blame for a jackknifed big rig that shut down freeway lanes in Pasadena at the 210 and 134 connector early Tuesday morning. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the big rig was traveling westbound on the 210 and continuing on the curve to the westbound 210 in Pasadena when the driver lost control and hit a center median at about 1:15 a.m.

The big rig went through a guard rail, which then became tangled under the big rig. No other vehicles were involved, CHP said. Crews had to clean up a small amount of diesel that spilled onto the roadway.

The accident also impacted traffic on the eastbound 134 Freeway to the westbound 210 transition road. All lanes reopened just after 5:30 a.m.

CHP says the big rig was likely going too fast for the slick roads and warned other drivers to slow down.

Peggy Drouet:  Quite a number of big rig accidents going from the 210 West to the 210 North. If big rigs have trouble making this turn, how do you think they will be able to make the turn on the connector from the 210 West to the 710 South to a tunnel? I wonder if the tunnel advocates have thought about this.