A California panel truck crashes off the freeway at a separate accident site

Three people were injured after a large panel truck rolled off a freeway ramp and landed at the scene of a previous accident on a Los Angeles County freeway.

The chaotic accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday in commuter traffic at the intersection of Freeways 14 and 5 in Santa Clarita while the streets were soaked with rain, KABC reported.

A commuter filming the first accident involving a tractor-trailer and SUV.

The semi-truck overturned on its side while a black SUV was pinned to a wall. At least two police vehicles are seen responding to the scene and blocking traffic in the left lane.

Suddenly, a pickup truck advertising Toyo Tires driving over the crash site overturns the guardrail and lands violently headfirst directly onto the already mangled vehicles.

Tommy Dorado, who filmed the crash, told KABC he was concerned first responders at the scene may have been injured.

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Three people were hospitalized between the two accidents.
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“I was in shock at first,” he said. “I was incredulous. I honestly couldn’t believe I was witnessing something like this firsthand.”

No first responders were injured, county fire officials confirmed, but two people were taken to local hospitals after the van overturned and another person was taken to the hospital from the earlier accident.

No one was in the SUV or semi-truck when the panel truck landed on them, officials said.

The incident was actually the third in a series of accidents at the site. The first accident occurred around 10:15 p.m. Thursday evening when a tractor-trailer truck jack-knifed, letting its trailer hang over the side of the road.

Around 6:30 a.m., the SUV and tractor-trailer crashed along with one or more other passenger vehicles, spilling about 40 gallons of fuel onto the road, officials said. Clean-up crews responded to the construction site.

Then at 7:24 a.m. the van flew off the upper lane onto the second accident site.

The CHP told KABC that the weather did not appear to have played a role in the crashes.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/03/california-box-truck-tumbles-off-highway-onto-separate-crash-scene/ A California panel truck crashes off the freeway at a separate accident site

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