Truck crash in Westminster causes 405 Freeway closure

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A section of the 405 Freeway was closed for hours Monday morning after a truck crashed into wooden supports under the Bolsa Chica bridge in Westminster, California Highway Patrol spokesman Duane Graham said.

The truck had a tractor trailer carrying a forklift, Graham said, and was going north on the freeway at about 7:30 a.m. when the forklift collided with the Bolsa Avenue overcrossing. The bridge is currently under construction.

“There was some damage caused, so therefore [there was] full freeway closure on the northbound side for a couple of hours,” Graham said. “They had to close everything for them to make it safe.”


The northbound freeway was closed at Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach and reopened by 11 a.m. No injuries were reported, Graham said.

The Bolsa Avenue bridge is one of several being widened or replaced as part of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s I-405 Improvement Project, which is expected to be completed in 2023.

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