UPS Truck Rolls Onto Side on Freeway

By Monica Garske and Diana Guevara
|  Saturday, Jan 11, 2014  |  Updated 10:36 AM PDT
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UPS Truck Rolls Onto Side on Freeway

Diana Guevara

A tow truck works to remove a tipped UPS vehicle from the fast lane on I-15.

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A UPS driver lost control of her work vehicle Saturday morning, causing the big, brown truck to roll onto its side on Interstate 15 in San Diego’s North County.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 9:20 a.m. in the fast lane on southbound I-15, south of West Bernardo Road.

CHP officials said the vehicle tipped over and landed on the driver’s side, blocking the traffic lane.

The UPS driver’s boss spoke with NBC 7 at the scene and said the truck blew a tire, causing the female driver to lose control of the vehicle. She was not injured in the crash, her boss said.

She was able to get out of the vehicle and into a tow truck following the crash. No other cars were involved and no one else was injured.

The accident caused some traffic congestion in the area as a tow truck crew worked to get the UPS vehicle upright again. Near the tipped truck, several spilled UPS parcels were strewn along the shoulder of the freeway (see photo below).

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