Pre-dawn traffic on the Foothill (210) Freeway came to a halt and travel along Foothill Boulevard was gridlocked after a big rig accident closed the eastbound lanes of the freeway on Thursday. Traffic congestion continued throughout the day and into evening rush hour as lanes were periodically closed and tow truck drivers worked to remove the big rigs.
According to California Highway Patrol, about 4 a.m. an accident involving two big rig trucks occurred on the eastbound 210. When emergency personnel arrived, they found one semi-trailer truck had rear ended another. The driver of one of the big rigs involved, a 56-year-old Ontario man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver reported no injury.
“At least one lane was open all day,” said CHP Sgt. Craig Heller. “Tow trucks were at the scene all day.”