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101 Freeway Closed Due to Big Rig Accident

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At fault driver arrested for DUI.

A passenger vehicle vs. a big rig accident early this morning prompted a temporary closure of the 101 Freeway near the Coldwater Canyon Avenue exit near Studio City. The tractor trailer was left straddling traffic lanes in both directions and caused long delays throughout the morning commute until late morning according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

The truck driver apparently sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The passenger vehicle’s driver was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and was cited by police for causing the accident, according to Leland Tang, a spokesman for the California Highway patrol in West Hills.

The anti-drinking driver technologies discussed in my previous blog article could have prevented this accident and about ten hours of freeway tie up.