Cars damaged in Corona after truck hits 91 Freeway overpass

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A backhoe loaded onto a tractor-trailer struck a bridge support on the 91 Freeway in Corona during the morning commute on Monday, June 3, causing concrete to fall into the eastbound lanes where motorists hit the debris and suffered flat tires and other damage, authorities said.

The trouble happened around 5:30 a.m. at Buchanan Street, Caltrans spokesman Eric Dionne said. The concrete fell into the right two lanes and struck a car, said Officer Javier Navarro, a California Highway Patrol spokesman.

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Caltrans assesses the damaged Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Damage to the Buchanan Street overpass on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona is assesed following a truck collision early Monday, June 3, 2024. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

    All lanes reopened around 11 a.m. No injuries were reported, Navarro said.

    Caltrans crews could be seen examining the underside of the overpass, near the Riverside border, which remained open. Caltrans hopes to fix the damage this week at night when traffic is lighter, Dionne said.

    Caltrans spokeswoman Jas Hampal said motorists can submit a claim for damage by calling 909-383-4351 or by sending an email to d8.claims@dot.ca.gov

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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.

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