At least one person dies in fiery 210...

At least one person dies in fiery 210 Freeway collision in Upland

There are 13 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Nov 18, 2010, titled At least one person dies in fiery 210 Freeway collision in Upland. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

At least one person was killed and several others injured in a traffic collision that shut down the 210 Freeway on Thursday night.

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leo

Corona, CA

#1 Nov 19, 2010
how'd it happen?
papa

La Verne, CA

#2 Nov 19, 2010
once again,driving like a nut and speeding in a hurry instead of leaving early for whatever.
So Right

Chino Hills, CA

#3 Nov 19, 2010
The truck driver wasn't paying attention and didn't notice that the traffic had stopped and she rammed into the vehicle in front of her. Where was her eyes? Certainly not on the road. If you go to ABC7.com the whole story is there plus a video of the fiery crash.
RJB

Colton, CA

#4 Nov 19, 2010
The local channel 7 news can't get the location of the accident right, it was not at Baseline in Claremont, it was by San Antonio ave in Upland.
So Right

Chino Hills, CA

#5 Nov 19, 2010
You are right. It was in Upland.
Bad Spot

American Canyon, CA

#6 Nov 19, 2010
Traffic backs up there all the time thanks to the lane reduction. Too bad that CalTrans didn't put in a consistent number of lanes along the new section of 210 when this all went in a few years ago, instead opting for the guaranteed choke point. I guess no freeway is complete without some feature to guarantee a traffic jam.

With the vehicles merging on at Mountain, the 4th lane disappearing, traffic stopping at that point, trucks and cars passing on the right through there, and approaching traffic moving quickly on the downhill after cresting about a mile previous, this spot on the freeway is a regular carnage zone. I can't tell you how many rollovers I've seen at this spot at the random times that I've gone past, and that's got to be a small fraction of the number of accidents there.

I hope the police impound the cell phone of the semi driver and subpoena the records. Good chance there was a call or texting at that the time of the accident.
Sue

Covina, CA

#7 Nov 19, 2010
If only these semi's stayed off our freeways during rush hours. Everyone is trying to get home at that time from work and these semis are everywhere, it's hard to avoid them. It was also dark at that time, so the red break lights must have been glaring all over. It's not always their fault as people cut them off all the time, but in this instance, sounds like someone's mind was not on the traffic!
Eric

Silverado, CA

#8 Nov 19, 2010
Sue wrote:
If only these semi's stayed off our freeways during rush hours. Everyone is trying to get home at that time from work and these semis are everywhere, it's hard to avoid them. It was also dark at that time, so the red break lights must have been glaring all over. It's not always their fault as people cut them off all the time, but in this instance, sounds like someone's mind was not on the traffic!
Our freeways? The only reason you have gas in your vehicle and clothes on your body and makeup on your face and a dinner to make when you get home is cuz of the semis.. They have no choice, they have a schedule to stick to and traffic or not they cant wait three hours for everyone to get off the road..
uncle fester

United States

#9 Nov 19, 2010
better yet,stay out of upland.ditz.
Bob

Claremont, CA

#10 Nov 19, 2010
Eric wrote:
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Our freeways? The only reason you have gas in your vehicle and clothes on your body and makeup on your face and a dinner to make when you get home is cuz of the semis.. They have no choice, they have a schedule to stick to and traffic or not they cant wait three hours for everyone to get off the road..
That's why we should convert the carpool lanes to Truckpool lanes instead.
The trucks usually pass thru cities and don't require exiting. If all the trucks were in the "truckpool" lane the cars would flow great - even the carpool cars that would be displaced due to a loss of the carpool lane.
Dare

United States

#11 Nov 19, 2010
Bob wrote:
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That's why we should convert the carpool lanes to Truckpool lanes instead.
The trucks usually pass thru cities and don't require exiting. If all the trucks were in the "truckpool" lane the cars would flow great - even the carpool cars that would be displaced due to a loss of the carpool lane.
While you may be right about some trucks pssing through cities, and not getting off at exits. Many do have to get off, to make deliveries to stores, like Stater Bros. Sears, Best Buy etc. Plus the Inland Empire has a larger distribution center community. So deliveries and shipments go in and out. Do you really want the semi's going across all lanes of the freeay to get to the "truckpool" lanes?
skrrrttt

La Jolla, CA

#12 Nov 19, 2010
I bet the person responsible was " in a big ol' rush to get nowhere fast, "...or texting...
Emma

Kapolei, HI

#13 Nov 19, 2010
The photos are absolutely horrific, and it is amazing that more people did not perish. Condolences to the family/families who lost loved ones.

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