2 Injured in Collision between SUV and Semi-Truck near Pedley Road
JURUPA VALLEY, CA (July 25, 2018) – Two people were injured late Wednesday morning following a wrong-way crash on 60 Freeway.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place shortly before noon, near Pedley Road. A Cadillac SUV was heading west on the freeway when it exited at Pedley and turned onto the ramp from the eastbound side.
As the SUV was driving up the ramp, a semi-truck was getting ready to exit. In an attempt to avoid the oncoming vehicle, the semi-truck driver swerved to the left before clipping the SUV and slamming into the center divider.
The tractor-trailer came to a stop sideways and blocked most of the freeway. About 30 gallons of fuel spilled onto the freeway, lengthening the clearing operations. Affected areas were later reopened approximately three hours after the crash.
Paramedics responded to the scene and rendered aid to the drivers involved in the wreck. Both of them sustained minor injuries, but it was not immediately known whether they were hospitalized. Their identities and cities of residence were not disclosed.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the collision and other possible contributing factors. No other information has been released to the public at this time.
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