Transportation officials in California are reporting heavy traffic delays caused by a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi truck transporting a carnival ride.
The crash was reported around 1 a.m. on Tuesday on the 605 Freeway in Long Beach, California.
Authorities say that a semi truck was hauling a carnival ride called the Sizzler southbound on the freeway near the Willow Street exit when a Toyota Corolla struck the truck.
The southbound 605 Freeway is expected to remain closed until about 7 a.m. A big rig hauling a carnival ride crashed on the freeway overnight in Long Beach. https://t.co/QtapkGQqzm pic.twitter.com/uQ4bSqc4MO
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This caused the truck to overturn and crash into a guardrail, which in turn “caused the engine to become dislodged from the engine compartment of the big rig,” the California Highway Patrol reported.
A BMW then struck the engine in lying in the lanes of the freeway.
Both car drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The truck driver was not injured.
A hazmat team was brought in to clean up spilled fuel and oil. All lanes of the southbound 605 Freeway remain closed as of 10:30 a.m.
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