There was no collision, but an elderly female passenger traveling in a car on the freeway suffered an unspecified medical emergency and died on the scene.
The crash, which didn’t involve any other vehicles, happened shortly after 11 a.m. on the northbound 405 Freeway near Cherry Avenue, according to a CHP dispatch log.
The concern for the hydrogen cyanide leak is that it is a very poisonous liquid that becomes a gas at a low temperature, according to a spokesperson for the LACoFD.
The pile-up on the 405 Freeway didn’t result in any major injuries.
Lanes on both sides of the 405 Freeway were shut down after a crash ended with a big-rig stuck on the center divider, according to the CHP.
Of the 18 victims taken to area hospitals, two were considered “trauma” patients, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Tony Bommarito.
Police said the person was talking with officers and was going to be taken to a hospital after ending up on the freeway during rush hour.
The city announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with OCTA and California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) for multiple corridor safety and traffic mitigation improvements in East Long Beach.
It’s been nearly four years and frustrated drivers have long lamented the seemingly endless construction at the 405 connectors between Long Beach and Orange County. Now, the light is at the end of the offramp as the $277M West County Connectors Project nears completion.
Long Beach commuters, make sure you’re home from work by 8:00PM or you’re likely to experience double the pain of gridlock traffic due to lane closures on the already-congested 405 in Long Beach. Otherwise, maybe it’s time to say goodbye to Google Maps and break out those dusty Thomas Guides to find a “fun” route home.