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Big rig left hanging off side of 5 North

April 9, 2009 1:11:13 PM PDT
A big rig crash snarled the Thursday morning commute in La Mirada.A driver says he lost control of his 40-foot trailer late Wednesday when a car quickly changed lanes in front of him on the northbound 5 Freeway, just north of Valley View Avenue.

"He was unable to recover from the initial lane change, which caused him to strike the guardrail," California Highway Patrol Sgt. Charlie Sampson said.

The truck, filled with produce, crashed through the guard rail and was left hanging off the side of the freeway.

The driver escaped without getting hurt.

Several lanes had to be closed, and traffic was diverted while crews removed the trailer.


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