Major Delays for Los Angeles Commuters

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Freeway Bridges (Photo credit: Franco Folini)

On Tuesday morning, numerous freeways were impacted by accidents that created intense traffic jams, delays, and even closures on the major highways.

In Glendale, the Interstate 5 Freeway and the 134 Freeway were forced to a halt after a big rig overturned near Griffith Park late Monday night.

The accident occurred at 11:50 p.m. The truck was traveling southbound on the 5 and was carrying green peppers. It rolled over and subsequently blocked two lanes and the connection road from the eastbound 134 onto the 5.

California Highway Patrol responded to the crash to investigate. There were no injuries reported; however, the mess took some time to clear. The lanes were not reopened until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning and then the transition road was available once more about 15 minutes after.

The cause of the accident has not been determined at this time.

Slightly outside of Los Angeles in Perris, California, an accident took place that closed down all lanes of the southbound 215 Freeway.

This accident happened Tuesday morning around 7:30 near D Street. A vehicle was towing a mobile home that then hit a bridge and fell off of the truck. The mobile home created a large obstruction for fellow travelers, forcing CHP to shut down the freeway all together.

The bridge with which the home collided was under construction at the time of the accident. Because of the further damage that has occurred, the freeway will be closed for at least 24 hours to make appropriate reparations for safe travel.

This accident is still being inspected by CHP and it is unclear at this point whether there were any injuries.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the 215 Freeway and to use the alternate State Route 74 from the Interstate 15 in Corona.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact a Los Angeles car accident lawyer who can assist you with identifying negligence, filing insurance claims; and can ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for the damages that you have suffered, including punitive damages in the event of severe injury or fatality.