405 Traffic Recovers After Two-Vehicle Crash

Morning collision slows traffic for at least an hour in both directions. No injuries reported.

The 405 freeway at the 73 freeway is now clear after a crash that left a vehicle on fire slowed traffic for at least an hour Monday morning.

A white minivan and a white sedan collided on the northbound side of the 405, leaving two vehicles near the center divider, according to the California Highway Patrol.

During the crash, at least one of the vehicles spun around and ended up facing oncoming traffic.

The collision slowed traffic for about 70 minutes on the northbound side of the freeway, according to the CHP.

As a result of the collision, the minivan caught fire. Costa Mesa Fire Department responded to the fire, but officials said no one was inside the vehicle while it burned.

No injuries were reported.

Dispatchers received the report of the crash at 11:13 a.m. and CHP units arrived at 11:23 a.m.

The CHP issued a SigAlert for the northbound carpool lane and the fast lane at 11:22 a.m. and another SigAlert for the southbound side of the freeway at 11:29 a.m.

The southbound alert was canceled at about noon; the northbound alert, at approximately 12:20 p.m.

Joker Joe August 28, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Thousands of cars tied up and delayed for hours. People late for work. I always felt that the person that caused the accident should be fined cash money and it should be put into a fund for drivers education.


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