The 118 Freeway had to close for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon after a big rig lost control and crashed into an embankment. This happened while the big truck was heading eastbound. For an unknown reason, the tractor-trailer lost control and ended up crashing into an embankment on the right-hand side, according to this report from CBS LA.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this event, which happened about 1 in the afternoon on Wednesday on a section of the 118 Freeway that was near the transition to the southbound 5 Freeway. Because several lanes had to be closed as cleanup crews arrived and did what they had to do, drivers were advised to avoid the area and find a different route.
Earlier this week, CalTrans had issued a warning regarding the heavy rain California was getting, saying road conditions could be dangerous because of the wet roads. There could even be ice or snow in higher elevations.
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During this time of the pandemic, there has been significantly less traffic on the roads, especially in California, where closures had to be either re-instituted or prolonged. And yet, despite having fewer vehicles on the road, there is still a constant flow of traffic accidents because of dangerous road conditions.