|Thanks to my reader Agi Cortez for sending me this photo of the burnt out Vons Truck on the 5 Fwy.|
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Vons Grocery Truck Crashes On 5 Freeway
By Randy Economy
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Image via WikipediaThe notorious Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) was a virtual parking lot for hours today after a Von's Supermarket big rig literally exploded going south bound near the Norwalk Boulevard/Civic Center Drive off ramp.
The accident was reported at 9:58 a.m.
What a mess. I HATE this part of the 5 FREEWAY. It is a TOTAL nightmare for GENERATIONS. I live around 3 miles from this accident site. Lots of media helicopters. Residential traffic in Norwalk and Cerritos and Santa Fe Springs during this "shutdown" clogged our area all day long.
I want ANYONE who has video or photos from the accident site to send me a copy for my blog. Email to email@example.com.Make sure you give me your name so I can give you proper credit.
According to information I obtained from the California Highway Patrol, the "sigalert" for the south bound 5 was lifted around an hour ago (3:30 p.m.ish).
Earlier the entire freeway was closed after the big rig ran into the center divider and literally "blew up." The charred remains of the truck are still being cleaned up and hauled off as I write this blog posting. Reports have been confirmed that the driver has been arrested for "driving under the influence."
This trucker is lucky to be alive. As soon as his name is released, and bail details posted, I will update this post.
Where you on the 5 Freeway today? Hit my comment section below. Be safe the Easter Weekend. Don't drink and drive....PERIOD. Don't be stupid.