Freeway Reopens After Big Rig Jackknifes in Pasadena

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A SigAlert that was issued in Pasadena Tuesday morning after a big rig jackknifed and caught fire near the 134 Freeway and 210 Freeway interchange has been canceled, according to the California Highway Patrol.


A big rig jackknifed on a Pasadena freeway Tuesday, April 1, 2014, prompting the CHP to issue a Sig Alert. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. on the eastbound 134 Freeway transition road to the westbound 210 Freeway, the CHP’s incident log reported.

A large portion of the guardrail was taken out during the collision and was stuck beneath the big rig for a short time before being removed, CHP Sgt. Barry Jones said.

The eastbound 134 Freeway to the westbound 210 Freeway was closed, as was the westbound 210 Freeway transition road to the westbound 210 Freeway, according to the CHP.

Crews were able to remove the vehicle from the freeway, and the SigAlert was canceled shortly before 6:00 a.m., according to the CHP.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, CHP Officer Alex Rubio said.

KTLA’s Wendy Burch and Rose Razeghi contributed to this report.