DIAMOND BAR — A Diamond Bar man escaped serious injury late Wednesday after a big rig overturned on top of his compact convertible, authorities said.
The crash, which took place about 10:05 p.m. on the connector road between the eastbound 60 Freeway and the Southbound 57 Freeway, prompted the closure of the transition road for six hours, California Highway Patrol Officer Resa Rombouts said in a written statement.
A big rig being driven by a 41-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man was traveling in the right line of the connector road when it “entered a right curve in the roadway at an unsafe speed and had to make a hard brake application,” Rombouts said.
The truck driver lost control of the big rig, which crossed into the left lane of the connector road and overturned, landing on top of a 2008 Honda S2000 being driven by a 27-year-old Diamond Bar man, officials said.
Both drivers managed to get out of their vehicles, according to Rombouts, and both were taken to a hospital for treatment of apparently minor injuries.
A Sig Alert remained in effect for the transition road through 5 a.m.