A big rig careened off the Foothill (210) Freeway this morning, coming to rest just behind a McDonald's restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge. No injuries were reported.
In what was the second big rig crash in as many days on the same stretch of highway, authorities said the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing his truck to veer out of control and crash on the eastbound 210 Freeway near the Gould Avenue exit. No other cars were involved.
Just before 5 a.m., the truck skimmed along the guard rail in the far right lane before plunging off the roadway, hitting a tree and coming to a stop behind the McDonald's restaurant, said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Shann Setter.
The right panel of the trailer was ripped off and roof peeled back, spilling its contents — hundreds of boxes of Campbell's soup — down the embankment. One car parked in the McDonald's parking lot sustained minor damage after being hit with debris, Setter said.