A big-rig driver crashed on the Ventura (101) Freeway, leading to his arrest and charges under suspicion of drunken driving. The California Highway Patrol said the trucker was treated after colliding with a minivan, which also seriously hurt the minivan driver. They were taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. The accident caused a major back-up on Tuesday morning, when the big-rig nearly drove over the top of the minivan. Investigators found that the big-rig crashed into the center divider while traveling eastbound. The trucker smashed into a minivan coming from the opposite direction.
The wreckage caused all four eastbound lanes and one westbound lane to close. According to news reports, the accident occurred near the Tujunga Avenue overpass, close to the intersection with 170. Traffic was delayed for over an hour, causing commuters to be late for work. By lunch the freeway was clear in both directions. As a Ventura personal injury lawyer, I’m glad no one was hurt more severely in this crash. If you or a loved one are hurt due to a reckless driver, a car accident lawyer Ventura can evaluate your case.