january 16, 2024 an overturned truck on 5 freeway in sun valley california delayed traffic

1-16-24 Overturned Truck On 5 Freeway in Sun Valley

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley, CA were severely congested due to an accident involving an overturned big rig. The accident, which caused the truck to overturn, occurred early in the morning and led to a significant backup of traffic.

Accident Location

The location of the overturned truck accident

This event took place on the interstate just south of Lankershim Boulevard, as reported around 4 a.m. by the California Highway Patrol. In response to the situation, the CHP issued a SigAlert, resulting in the closure of all lanes while the cleanup of debris was underway.

Aerial footage from AIR7 HD showed a considerable line of traffic stretching back to Hollywood Way. As of now, it is not known if there were any injuries.

Efforts to alleviate the traffic situation saw the reopening of two northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway by 6 a.m. However, further details regarding the incident have not been disclosed. (source)

overturned truck on january 16, 2024 in sun valley ca on 5 freeway just south of lankershim boulevard
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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.