For the second straight day, rain and a big rig have created havoc for Pasadena commuters.
Two more big rigs were soon involved in the wreck, which ultimately shut down the freeway junction until about 8 a.m.
A day earlier, a big rig traveling eastbound on the 210 similarly crashed and shut down the freeway in Pasadena during the morning commute. Southern California drivers are known for being ill-prepared for wet roads, and the two crashes are examples of what can go wrong, officials said.
“A lot of times we do see a number of collisions on offramps, onramps and transition roads,” said Officer Francisco Villalobos. “That’s where there’s curves in the roadway and sometimes people are driving a little too fast for the conditions. They lose control, sometimes hydroplane.”
No serious injuries were reported in either of the past two days’ crashes.
- Joe Serna, Los Angeles Times