SAN DIEGO — A Dole semi-truck veered off a South Bay freeway and crashed down onto the street below early Thursday morning.
The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5 near Main Street in National City. The semi swerved off the freeway when one of its tires popped and crashed down onto Main Street, according to California Highway Patrol.
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The truck came to rest on an embankment and was tangled in several powerlines, adding to the difficulty of clearing the wreck. San Diego Gas & Electric was called to assist fire crews. Officials did not report any serious injuries.
Main Street was closed in the immediate area and traffic was still stop-and-go on I-5 back to State Route 54 as of 9 a.m.
The driver told officials he was hauling four pallets of pineapples, according to a CHP log.
SkyFOX flew over the wreck shortly after the crash:
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A semi-truck hauling pineapples popped a tire, veered off I-5 and crashed onto the street below in National City early Thursday. Fortunately, no one was badly injured. No word on the 🍍, but we'd take the damaged goods. Tap link in bio for more. 🚁: SkyFOX #truckcrash #dolepineapples #fox5sandiego