Big Rig Crashes Through Center Divider On 10 Freeway In Mid City

(FOX 11 / CNS) A big rig crashed through the center divider of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the Mid-City area today, blocking some lanes in both directions for about five hours.

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The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. at La Brea Avenue and left one person with minor injuries. The truck was westbound when it crashed through the center divider, ending up partially on the eastbound side of the freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Four lanes closest to the center divider were closed on the westbound side, and two lanes closest to the center divider were closed on the eastbound side, the CHP reported.

Traffic was snarled while crews worked to repair the center divider and clear the scene, which occurred about 10:30 a.m., the CHP reported.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

From Sandra Endo:

It was a Friday morning traffic nightmare on the 10 freeway near La Brea for commuters on both east and westbound lanes.

A ten-wheeler jackknifed while going westbound, hit the center divider then jumped the k-rail and landed on the eastbound side.

It happened at around 6 in the morning, and shut down traffic on both sides for a period of time. Two lanes traveling westbound were closed for several hours. Four lanes going east were shut down as workers cleaned up the fuel leak and managed to tow away the truck which was towing a flat bed carrying a bobcat loader.

Another SUV was involved in the crash as well.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries but CHP says he is expected to make a full recovery.

By noon all lanes were open and the center divider was fixed.

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