Traffic along State Highway 288, the South Freeway, is forced to move onto the grassy median to bypass a section of the road where investigators are trying to determine how an 18-wheeler truck turned over onto its side and crushed two cars.
SkyFOX captured aerial images of the accident, which took place Wednesday morning along the South Freeway northbound near the Holly Hall Street exit.
The drivers injured in the accident were taken to area hospitals for treatment. One driver, whose car remained crushed beneath the cargo truck during the much of the accident investigation, was found conscious and alert on the South Freeway median. The driver apparently avoided more serious injury since the passenger side of that car, which was not occupied, retained most of the damage.
Firefighters were forced to remove the roof off the other car damaged in the accident but did find the female driver conscious.
The FOX 26 Traffic Center recommends that drivers accustomed to traveling on the South Freeway use Almeda Road as an alternate route to avoid further traffic delays.