Gallery: Truck crash on 210 diesel fuel spill & destroys section of retaining wall in Arcadia


An F&W Food Services truck carrying refrigerated food struck a stalled car in the eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway at about 5:04 a.m. Monday, causing the truck to spin out and crash into the retaining wall.

The driver was trapped and required assistance from emergency personnel to get out of the truck, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs.

CHP Sgt. Marcy Rangel said the truck driver, 51-year-old Ricardo Riveria of North Hollywood, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. She didn't know the extent of his injuries.

The overturned truck leaked about 50 gallons of diesel fuel, which was later cleaned up by a hazardous materials crew, according to the CHP. The accident occurred near the Baldwin Avenue exit, also near where the Metro Foothill Gold Line iconic bridge is being built.

From staff reports


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