Accident Slows Traffic Near Camp Pendleton

By Christina London
|  Monday, Jul 15, 2013  |  Updated 3:52 PM PDT
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Accident Slows Traffic Near Camp Pendleton

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The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert after a work truck crashed into a big rig near Camp Pendleton.

The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. Monday on northbound Interstate 5, right before the border patrol checkpoint.

According to CHP, the semi-truck was stopped in the slow lane waiting to get weighed. That’s when the other truck slammed into it.

CHP identified the driver of the work truck as Rea Gama, 46. The truck belonged to a landscaping company out of Santa Ana.

Gama was trapped in the truck for approximately 45 minutes, according to officials. A helicopter landed on the freeway and flew the victim to Scripps La Jolla. Officials said his injuries appear to be minor.

The semi-truck driver, 39-year-old Rafeal Luna, wasn’t hurt, according to CHP.

CHP had to close two lanes, backing up traffic for miles. All lanes are now open, but a Sig Alert remains in effect.
 

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