Updated 1:25 p.m.
California Highway Patrol working at the scene near the I-5 and Oso Parkway where a cement truck overturned this morning. (Marivel Guzman)
A cement truck overturned right on Oso Parkway exit on the southbound Interstate 5 at about 6:50 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Shipley.
“A 40-year-old male was transported to Mission Hospital with minor injuries, he is from Santa Ana,” said CHP Public Information Officer Aaron Rothberg.
Rothberg said the driver had no identification, but had revealed his age and city of residence to an officer on scene and that an officer was dispatched to Mission Hospital to proceed with the investigation.
At 12:02 p.m. the CHP was still in the process of clearing the accident scene and Rothberg said traffic should be clear in the next couple hours.
CHP Officer Al Burciaga said that was no indication of driving under the influence and that the truck was insured.
Burciaga said that he cannot release the name of the driver because there is still an open investigation due to the nature of the accident.
Margaux Fitoussia, a 24 year-old Saddleback College history major, said that she was late for her Arabic class.
“I live in Long Beach and today I had an oral presentation. I left half an hour early from home and because of the accident I was 20 minutes late for my class and I almost missed my presentation,” she said.
“It took me 20 minutes to drive from the Jeffrey entrance to El Toro Road,” said Ramy Kroma, 21 year-old mechanical engineering major.
On overturned cement truck causes traffic to back up in the southbound I-5 freeway near Oso Parkway in Mission Viejo this morning. (Marivel Guzman)
Emergency personal are on scene of the accident where a cement truck overturned on the I-5 freeway near Oso Parkway in Mission Viejo. (Marivel Guzman)
California Highway Patrol work at the scene of an accident this morning on the southbound I-5 freeway near Oso Parkway in Mission Viejo when a cement truck overturned. (Marivel Guzman)
An overturned cement truck on the I-5 freeway at Oso Parkway caused massive traffic backups this morning. (Marivel Guzman)