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Truck overturns near forest

Crash: Vehicle carrying cabinets tips over on San Francisquito Canyon Road

Posted: July 6, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 6, 2011 1:55 a.m.

California Highway Patrol Officer B. Kelley, left, speaks with truck driver Nicholas Hunter behind the box truck that Hunter was driving on San Francisquito Road, approximately five miles north of Copper Hill, in the Angeles National Forest on Tuesday.

 

A truck driver escaped unhurt after the box truck he was driving rolled over and landed on its side on San Francisquito Canyon Road on Tuesday.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the cause was being investigated, according to Officer B. Kelley of the California Highway Patrol.

Nicholas Hunter was driving a load of cabinets southbound on San Francisquito Road about 12:30 p.m. when he felt the side of the box come up while negotiating a curve at about 35 miles per hour, Hunter said.

The cab tipped to the right and landed on its side with the box separated from the frame, he said.

Hunter lifted himself through his seat-belt and pushed the driver’s-side door open with his foot to climb out of the cab, he said.

The truck blocked the southbound lane of the two-lane stretch of San Francisquito Road in the Angeles National Forest.

Sheriff’s volunteers and CHP officers guided traffic around the curve and the accident scene, about five miles north of Copper Hill Drive, until the wreck could be cleared.

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