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Mattress triggers crash on 405 transition road

Posted: August 16, 2014 10:34 p.m.
Updated: August 16, 2014 10:26 p.m.

A mattress in the road triggered a traffic accident Saturday night at the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway connector road to the northbound 405 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

At about 10 p.m., CHP reported a mattress blocking the transition road, then about 10 minutes later officials reported that a gray Chevy Malibu struck the mattress and crashed into the center divider.

An ambulance was requested at the scene, but CHP officials had no immediate information about possible injuries.

CHP officers closed all lanes of the freeway shortly before 10:30 p.m.


missyJk: Posted: August 17, 2014 4:38 a.m.

when you see these road hazards it takes the CHP too long to respond...they should be there immediately...i cant tell you how many road hazards are on the freeways when i see them i dial 911 immediately...whoever had the mattress not tied correctly should be sited i am sure they can find DNA on the mattress

SReilly12: Posted: August 18, 2014 1:23 a.m.

Oh come on now, they can't be everywhere. What do you want, them to sprout wings and fly?

missyJk: Posted: August 18, 2014 3:32 a.m.

ummm yeah i do... it was reported 10 minutes before and so a crash occurred and caused all lanes of the freeway to be sprouting wings and flying sounds like a good idea

SReilly12: Posted: August 19, 2014 11:45 p.m.

You know missy there are only so many to go around. If you have one patrolling lets say the 14 freeway it would take some time to get from let's say Acton to Let's say the the 14 and 5 area. Think you really are expecting way to much. I agree things like this are important to respond to, but immediately......get real. They just can't flipping'n be everywhere at all times. Or are you suggesting we hire more and they only patrol 1 mile stretches each on the freeway???? Immediately no, as quickly as possible, that makes much more sense. Make the drive yourself and let us know how quickly you got from point A to point B. If you can be there immediately, we'll then I apologize, But if not, you might just understand why I take exception to the word immediately. --edited.

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