Big Rig Crash on 210 Fwy Prompts SigAlert in Lake View Terrace

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Several lanes of the 210 Freeway were shut down in both directions in Lake View Terrace for several hours after a big rig went through the center divider about 3 p.m. Wednesday.


A big rig crashed through the center divider, prompting an hourslong SigAlert in Lake View Terrace on June 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The truck was going eastbound on the 210 Freeway near the Wheatland Avenue exit (map) when it struck the concrete divider, leaving chunks of debris on the roadway, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said.

The big rig had been trying to change lanes when it struck a passenger vehicle, counter-steered and hit the divider, CHP Officer Ming Hsu said on scene.

There were a “couple subsequent collisions” and the big rig ended up on top of the concrete barrier, Hsu said.

No injuries were reported, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was helping to clean up a fuel spill at the collision site.

A SigAlert was issued at 3:10 p.m. with the No. 1 and No. 2 lanes closed on both the eastbound and westbound sides, according to CHP’s traffic incident website.

Traffic was backed up for several miles, video from the scene showed.

The road was completely reopened by 7:30 p.m., according to the CHP.


No one was injured in the crash. (Credit: KTLA)