SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A big-rig that overturned on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose late Tuesday morning and led to multiple lane closures left the driver with minor injuries, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
Officers responded to a report of an overturned big-rig on southbound Highway 101 just north of Interstate Highway 880 around 10:30 a.m., CHP Officer Ross Lee said.READ MORE: Hollywood Movie, TV Workers Reach Deal With Producers to Avert Strike
The big-rig driver was traveling at about 15 mph on the transition ramp from southbound Highway 880 to southbound Highway 101 where the trailer tipped over, Lee said.
The driver was the only person inside the big-rig and was transported to a hospital for minor injuries, Lee said.READ MORE: COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data Error
A Sig-alert was issued at 10:41 a.m. because of the closure of five southbound lanes. Three lanes reopened as of about 11:30 a.m., but the two right lanes and the transition ramp stayed closed until about 12:20 p.m., according to the CHP.
Caltrans crews who responded to the scene cleaned up some engine fluid that leaked from the big-rig onto the highway, according to Lee.MORE NEWS: Proposed I-880 Overpass, Street Extension in San Jose Draws NIMBY Resistance
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