By Isis Iverson
A Fedex truck tipped over on Thursday, December 21. All lanes on Southbound Interstate Highway 880 at 66th Avenue in Oakland were closed for most of the morning because, of the accident. The collision was first reported at 2:53 a.m.. For five hours on Thursday, causing traffic that stretched into the height of the morning commute, investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the wreck. All the lanes were reopened at 8:10 a.m.The wreck occurred about 3 in the morning, when a Sedan and a FedEx truck collided near the freeway 66th Avenues exit.
The driver of the Sedan, Chavez, 24, died in the crash. The roof of the car ended up on the ground; it still remains unclear how the Honda sedan and the FedEx truck collided. Also one of the FedEx truck trailers was toppled on its side. All Southbound lanes of I-880 were blocked and expected to remain closed until at least 8 a.m.
California Highway Patrol Officer (CHPO) Matthew Hamer stated, “The driver of the truck was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries.” Drivers were encouraged to use alternate routes while the roadway was closed. “Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.” To help less crashes stop texting and driving, drinking, letting a drunk friend or family member drive and use your blinkers when merging lanes or turning, it can really help!