No this isn't a fake headline from The Onion, although it would be pretty funny, albeit briefly and only for a couple of punchlines, if a truck spilling of copies of the satirical newspaper caused the kind of traffic chaos that the overturned truck of actual onions caused for six hours yesterday on the Golden State and Pomona freeways. Sunday morning a truck carrying 12,000 of onions flipped onto its side after trying to negotiate a tight turn between the southbound 5 freeway and the eastbound 60 freeway. The truck driver suffered minor injuries, but wasn't taken to the hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times report. The ramps to both freeways were closed until shortly after noon while Caltrans cleaned up the onions. Your onions-make-me-cry joke here ________.
bag of white onions; Credit: Flickr/psyberartist