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Glendale Big-Rig Crash Closes Northbound 5 Freeway

GLENDALE, CA (September 3, 2021) A big-rig crash on Tuesday blocked the northbound Golden State 5 Freeway for at least two hours.

Authorities responded to the collision just after 11 A.M. near the Western Avenue off ramp from the northbound 5 Freeway.

However, the total number of injuries and the circumstances surrounding the collision still remain unclear.

In the end, officials closed down the northbound lanes of 5 Freeway until the crews cleared out the scene.

Glendale authorities continue to investigate the big-rig crash.

More information about the big-rig crash on the 5 Freeway will be released as it becomes available to the public.


Because of their sheer size, large vehicles, like semi-trucks and trailers, increase the risk of a crash. So, If you’re driving one, always be mindful of your vehicle’s large height and weight. Maintain your travel lane and follow the speed limit. Also, adjust accordingly to give way for lane changes and other vehicles.


It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a big-rig crash. Reach out to the car accident lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Call them at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. To request for a police report, click here.

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LA Weekly