Big Rig Overturns; Blocks Traffic on 395 South of Bishop

Staff Writer

U.S. 395 south of Bishop was partially blocked for several hours this morning, Jan. 14, when a driver of a semi truck/trailer from National City going northbound on U.S. 395 near South Haiwee Road allowed his vehicle to drift off the roadway onto the east dirt shoulder.

In an attempt to redirect his vehicle onto the roadway, the driver turned sharply to the left.

In doing so, the driver over-corrected, causing his vehicle combination to overturn onto its right side.

The truck/trailer combination came to rest on its side blocking the northbound "Number 2" lane, partially blocking the northbound lane. Traffic was able to continue northbound using the paved west shoulder.

Both traffic lanes were cleared and reopened to traffic at approximately 1 p.m. today. — WG