Across the Area

Forklift crash closed the 405

THE SAN DIEGO (405) Freeway was closed for several hours Monday morning when a truck carrying a forklift crashed it into the Bolsa Avenue bridge (Shutterstock).

Traffic on the San Diego (405) Freeway gets into a mess due to a lot of reasons, but rarely from a crash into it, rather than upon it.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a large truck topped by a forklift crashed it into the Bolsa Avenue bridge in Westminster around 7:45 a.m. Monday damaging the wooden beams underpinning the under-construction overpass.

Pieces of wood littered the roadway and onto a freeway offramp, and all lanes north of the freeway at Beach Boulevard were closed from 8:30 to 11 a.m.  There were no known injuries.

Car chase ends on Garden Grove street

An investigation Thursday that started in Seal Beach ended in Garden Grove, the driver arrested after suffering some injuries in a crash.

According to the Seal Beach Police Department, officers responding to a report of a stolen car in that city at around 6:40 p.m. and were able to locate it in Garden Grove. A vehicle stop was unsuccessful and the car sped away.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a curb in the area of Lampson Avenue and Brookhurst Street. There, police say, he attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended with the help of the Garden Grove Police Department’s K-9 unit and the Anaheim Police helicopter.

John Earl King, 49, of Santa Ana was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, felony evading, and possession of stolen property.

His injuries were considered “moderate” and he was treated at a local hospital.


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