NATIONAL CITY, CA – A truck filled with pineapples ended up tipped over in an embankment Thursday morning in the National City area! So, how did this happen? Essentially, a semi-truck swerved off of Interstate 5. And when the truck swerved, it then fell. As a result of the fall, it rolled down into the embankment. In fact, it actually landed by multiple power-lines. Due to this, officials closed streets in the area surrounding the crash. They did this as a safety precaution.
The pineapple truck was carrying product for the company, Dole. And, the crash occurred just after four in the morning on Thursday. The truck traveled northbound on I-5, near Main Street right before the crash occurred. This information comes directly from the California Highway Patrol who reported the incident.
Pineapple Truck Blew a Tire
According to the driver of the truck, a tire blew while he was transporting the pineapple product. As a result of the blown tire, he lost control of the semi-truck. This caused the truck to veer off and then roll into the embankment. However, the truck also crashed into another automobile during the incident. Before going off a hill on Roosevelt Avenue, the truck hit another vehicle.
Luckily, no injuries resulted from this crash – neither the driver of the truck nor the driver of the other vehicle received any injuries. But, officials towed the semi-truck away from the scene of the incident. In the end, the biggest thing that the crash created was a mess!
I-5 is a magnet for this kind of accident because of the way that the agricultural industry operates. Certainly, the industry tries as best it can to avoid crashes like this. They are bad for business, after all. However, tire blowouts happen to the best of us. Stay safe on I-5, drivers of California!