Pickup Drives Off 2 Freeway Near Glendale Boulevard

Three children and two adults were taken to the hospital by firefighters Thursday afternoon, though no one appeared seriously injured according to initial reports.


Traffic snarled near the Glendale Boulevard onramp to the 2 Freeway Thursday afternoon after a white pickup truck went off the northbound side on its way to the 5 Freeway interchange.

Captain Tom Kitahata of Los Angeles Fire Department Station 20 said he received a call at 3:10 p.m. that units were needed.

When rescuers arrived, Kitahata told Patch, the female driver and her four passengers were already out of the Nissan Tundra, which came to rest on its four wheels.

The truck appeared to have rolled down the embankment off the freeway, Kitahata said, citing roof damage but no serious injuries to either the driver or the passengers.

(See the photo provided by reader Paul Koehorst above.)


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Kitahata said three children and two adults were taken to nearby hospitals by rescue units from stations 20, 56, 11 and 82.

Kitahata said California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department officers were also on the scene and are still investigating what may have caused the accident.

Note: an earlier version of this story referred to the accident as happening Tuesday afternoon.

Dion Neutra January 11, 2013 at 01:39 AM
would be nice to have a caption that shows just where this shot was taken. To where did the truck go; there seems to be no place near Glendale Blvd.
PK in LA January 11, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Hey. This is on Allesandro, between Loma Vista and Whitmore Ave.
Anthea Raymond January 11, 2013 at 02:20 AM
@Dion: Here is the caption on the picture: Nissan Tundra comes to rest near the intersection of Allesandro Street and Whitmore Avenue in Echo Park after it drove off the 2 Freeway going north Thursday. Credit Paul Koehorst
Ish January 11, 2013 at 07:01 AM
Not too important, but that's a Nissan Frontier. The Tundra is made by Toyota. Glad to hear everyone made it out without serious injuries.


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