COLTON – A misjudgment of the height of a commercial truck transporting a forklift on the 10 freeway at Pepper Avenue caused a traffic nightmare for 10 freeway motorists Wednesday.
At around 9:00 a.m. the tractor-trailer was driving westbound on the 10 freeway at Pepper Avenue when the forklift, due to the height while on the trailer, struck a wooden beam at the Pepper Avenue overcrossing. The overcrossing, which was under construction sustained damage causing the wood debris to fly into both east and westbound lanes of traffic.
The wood caused damage to two passenger vehicles, and the drivers of all vehicles were able to drive to the right shoulder. Both westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic were closed for cleanup of debris, and eastbound lanes were reopened by 9:24 a.m. Westbound lanes experienced a longer closure as work crews were dispatched to evaluate the repair. The westbound work is expected to be completed shortly after 1:00 p.m. and lanes will be reopened to traffic CHP officials said.
There were no injuries reported as a result of this collision.
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