PASADENA ( — The westbound 210 Freeway was shut down early Thursday morning due to a big rig accident.

The crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the interchange of the 710 and 210 freeways in Pasadena, the California Highway Patrol said.

The driver of a Bakersfield-bound big rig lost control of the vehicle when he turned onto the westbound 210 Freeway.

“When I came around that turn . . . I slowed down to 40 (mph) when I made that turn. All of the sudden, I started to hydroplane and the truck started waving side to side,” driver Louis Ramirez said.

The truck went across the freeway and took out a guard rail before crashing into the center divider.

A Honda convertible traveling nearby then hit the big rig, sliding under the truck’s trailer, according to the CHP.

Neither driver was seriously hurt in the accident.

The westbound 210 Freeway was reopened just before 6 a.m., the CHP said.


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