Traffic on Highway 50 in Sacramento was seriously congested for more than two hours following a multi-vehicle crash Monday morning in which a box truck overturned, blocking westbound lanes.
The crash also reportedly involved an ambulance, but the ambulance was not transporting any patients.
A collision confirmed by the California Highway Patrol to have involved six vehicles happened around 7:30 a.m. on westbound Highway 50 near the 51st Street overcross, just east of Stockton Boulevard, according to the CHP’s online activity log.
The CHP log said the involved vehicles included an ambulance, a work truck and a Budget rental box truck. The box truck was lying sideways across nearly all westbound lanes for nearly an hour before being towed mostly onto the shoulder, authorities reported.
The truck was cleared and all lanes reopened shortly after 10 a.m., according to Caltrans and the CHP.
Five people were transported to hospitals with minor injuries following the collision, the Sacramento Fire Department said in an update posted to social media shortly before 10 a.m. Fire officials said the private ambulance involved was not transporting patients at the time of the collision.
A Caltrans traffic camera as of 8:15 a.m. showed the overturned truck and responding emergency vehicles blocking all westbound lanes. The left lane of eastbound traffic was also closed, with traffic already slow in that direction due to construction work on the right side.
Go here for more on the crash including dashcam video: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article251949703.html