Breaking news: The 405 Freeway was the scene of a three vehicle accident that also involved a tractor trailer truck, which closed most of the northbound lanes in Sherman Oaks.
The multi-vehicle collision occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes during the height of rush hour at the 101 Freeway. The crash caused the large truck to jack-knife in the roadway, after the collision with the three other vehicles. The big rig spilled diesel fuel in the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway, reports said.
According to authorities one person was injured in the multi-vehicle crash and transported to an area hospital. Authorities issued a Sig-alert while crews are cleaning up the accident scene, which backed traffic up for miles in the north and southbound lanes of the freeway.
In Conclusion: Any collision on the 405 Freeway can be serious, but when a tractor trailer is involved, the size and weight of the truck can make the collision much more dangerous for the people that are in passenger vehicles.
This truck crash resulted in just one person being transported to the hospital, however there is no information on how seriously injured the individual was. The fact that the big rig jack-knifed also put the truck driver at risk of being injured and will take time for cleanup crews to clean up the diesel fuel the truck spilled.