News sources report that a big rig crashed Wednesday in Castaic, spilling oranges across the roadway.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash, which occurred on southbound Interstate 5, was reported to authorities by a driver at about 1:50 a.m. The big rig transporting the citrus fruit hit the center divider and toppled on to its side. The accident caused thousands of oranges to tumble out across all lanes of the Golden State Freeway.
The big rig driver was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries, report sources.
The California Department of Transportation was called to the scene to clean up the spilled produce, said a CHP spokesperson. At 6:25 a.m., the southbound No. 1 and 2 lanes and the northbound No. 1 lane were closed.
As a Los Angeles car accident attorney, I wish the big rig driver a swift recovery and am relieved that no other injuries were reported. Being a car accident lawyer means that I am familiar with the suffering that people can experience in the wake of a car or truck accident.
I encourage motorists to stay alert on the road so that they can respond quickly, safely and effectively to changing traffic conditions.