On Wednesday, June 19, a late-night semi accident in Anaheim shut down the State College Boulevard on-ramp and several lanes of traffic on the 91 Freeway for about five hours. One person was injured in the wreck, which involved four passenger vehicles and a semi carrying over 30,000 pounds of alfalfa. No names have yet been released in relation to the accident.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash took place in the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The tractor-trailer truck collided with a Lexus just west of the State College Boulevard onramp and overturned onto vehicle. The driver of the Lexus was trapped inside, and firefighters from Anaheim had to be called in to free the victim. In addition to the semi and the Lexus, officials report that three other vehicles were involved in the crash. Although the driver of the Lexus was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his minor injuries, no one else reported any injuries at the scene of the accident. The driver of the semi was not injured.
The California Highway Patrol declared a SigAlert at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, and the lanes and ramp were finally cleared and opened to traffic just after 4:30 a.m. on Thursday. The accident remains under investigation, and the California Highway Patrol has not released any information about what may have caused this accident.
The Anaheim auto accident attorneys with Russell & Lazarus hope the driver of the Lexus is able to experience a fast and full recovery from his injuries and are relieved to hear no serious injuries were reported.