VERNON (CBSLA.com) — A SigAlert was issued early Tuesday morning on the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway after a big rig collided with a stalled pickup truck, the California Highway Patrol said.
The accident happened just before 2:30 a.m. near the Atlantic Avenue off-ramp, officials said.READ MORE: Shooting In Pomona Claims Life Of Minor; Probe Underway
The big rig tried to swerve to avoid hitting the stalled truck and ended up jackknifed over the side of the freeway, the CHP said.
The big rig was cleared from the scene just before 5:30 a.m.READ MORE: Warning Issued To Parents, Pet Owners After Clip Shows Kid Dragged Underneath Peloton Treadmill
The accident did cause a fuel spill, reducing the 710 Freeway to two lanes and causing a backup that stretched at least four miles.
The driver of the pickup truck was injured in the accident, the CHP said.MORE NEWS: Fauci Expects Decision On Whether To Resume Johnson & Johnson Vaccine By Friday
The CHP fully reopened the 710 Freeway around 6:45 a.m.