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Rush hour traffic seizes up in Burbank after big rig overturns on 5 Freeway

Rush hour traffic seizes up in Burbank after big rig overturns on 5 Freeway
Joe Acosta from Pepe's Towing sizes up the extraction of a car and a box truck tangled with each other at the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway exit at Burbank Boulevard on Thursday. Minor injuries occurred with a backup in southbound lanes extending to Glenoaks Boulevard. (Tim Berger / Burbank Leader)

An overturned big rig snarled traffic on the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank late Thursday afternoon after it blocked an offramp and closed down one lane.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. before the Burbank Boulevard offramp on the southbound 5. One other vehicle, a sedan, was involved in the collision, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Ernie Amaya.

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He also mentioned the truck’s trailer was empty at the time of the incident.

Amaya said the occupants suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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