PASADENA (CBSLA) — Two big rigs and a car crashed early Thursday on the westbound 210 Freeway, dumping packages all over the freeway and leaving a trailer on the adjacent Metro Gold Line’s tracks.
The crash was reported at 1:20 a.m. near Lake Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol, the initial crash involved a car hitting a big rig that ended up in traffic lanes. Then a second big rig, a FedEx truck, hit the disabled car and overturned, sending one trailer onto the tracks where it spilled dozens of packages and striking an electrical pole.
The first big rig did not stay at the scene, and the driver of the car abandoned it and left the scene on foot. It’s not clear if the car’s driver was still in the car when it was struck by the second big rig or if he was injured.
The second truck’s cab and one trailer were left on their side in freeway lanes, while a second trailer ended up on the Gold Line’s tracks. The driver of the Fedex truck was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.
Freeway lanes were fully reopened at about 11 a.m., but service on the Gold Line will not return to normal until at least Friday, so Metro officials can check on the integrity of the tracks and its equipment. Metro says buses will take passengers between Memorial Park and Allen Station.
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