MISSION HILLS (CBSLA) – A big rig crashed off an overpass and onto the northbound 5 Freeway at the 118 Freeway in the Mission Hills area Tuesday morning.

Just before 10 a.m., the big rig went off an overpass and landed on the northbound 5 Freeway, according to California Highway Patrol. The truck driver was treated at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department crews and rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. No one else was hurt.

Several lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway were closed, along with some transition roads between the two freeways. Just after 11 a.m., the northbound side of the 5 Freeway was completely shut down while crews cleared the scene.

The exact circumstances of the crash are under investigation by CHP.

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