Update: SigAlert Lifted for Tipped Big Rig on South I-5

A truck flipped onto its side near Cristianitos in San Clemente early Monday, CHP says. Three lanes were closed for nearly four hours.

A yellow big rig tipped over Monday morning, snarling traffic on the south 5 Freeway for more than four hours.

Two people sustained minor injuries in the crash.

At about 5:30 a.m., a 1999 freightliner struck a Honda Civic that was involved in a crash just a few minutes earlier, according to Eric Barnard, a California Highway Patrol officer.

The drivers of each vehicle, a 26-year-old San Clemente man and a 46-year-old Whittier man, were taken to Saddleback Hospital in San Clemente, Barnard said.

The causes of the crashes are still under investigation.

A SigAlert was issued around 5:45 a.m. and was lifted at 10 a.m. The Nos. 2, 3 and 4 lanes of the south 5 Freeway were closed at Cristianitos Road in San Clemente.

-- City News Service contributed to this report.

Squonk July 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM
you must be one of the few who wants more traffic to go THROUGH San Clemente rather than around it.
pandano July 26, 2011 at 06:28 AM
More roads, what a fine idea. Look how well it's worked out for LA.
Mr Salty July 26, 2011 at 03:54 PM
More Roads = More Traffic! DISBAND TCA!
Squonk August 03, 2011 at 10:48 PM
Good point pandano... LA, where all the transportation money goes into subways, trains and busses. No money for road improvements. Orange County should put a sign up going north on the I-5 "You are now LEAVING Orange County and entering LA" so people know who to blame.
Matt August 30, 2011 at 10:13 PM
lol @ more roads somehow meaning more traffic. You go faster, by going slower! Genius!


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