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Two Big Rig Accidents Occur on the 210 Within a Few Hours of Each Other

With the change in weather, conditions on the highways can become treacherous. After a hot summer the roads tend to have pile up of dust and oil. The rain may signify the coming up winter, but it can also be a warning sign to slow down. We recently experienced the first rain of the season and this led to the roads becoming much slicker than they usually are. Each year this time of the season leads to accidents as vehicles are unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.

That was the case on November 21 as 12:10 a.m. when a six vehicle crash occurred on the wet roads in Southern California. The accident took place on the eastbound section of the 210 freeway in Pasadena. There were three big rigs and three other vehicles involved in the incident and it was reported that one of the big rigs jackknifed, causing the cab and trailer to separate. Two people were taken to the hospital and the driver off the big rig, a 50 year old man, was fatally injured. The 20 eastbound lane was closed down as a result of the accident and the traffic was then redirected to the westbound 134.

Only a few hours later, a second accident took place on the eastbound 210 about 4 miles away from where the first took place. This time the Metro Gold Line between the Allen and Sierra Madre Villa stations was closed down due to debris from the accident ending up on the track. In this incident, a big rig hit the center divided and killed a 33 year old driving a truck. Due to the closure of the tracks, those waiting for the train were provided a shuttle service instead. With the rainy weather this season it is important to slow down and keep a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles on the freeways.