No one was injured Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, after the driver of a truck heading southbound on Highway 101 lost control of his vehicle, which ultimately came to rest halfway down an embankment with its rear wheels up in the air.
The crash occurred on a stretch of freeway near Moffett Field shortly after 9 a.m. According to a CHP official, the truck driver slammed on his brakes and swerved when traffic "slowed down suddenly." At that point the truck went over an embankment, but came to a stop before going all the way down.
Traffic was slowed for a time as passersby could see the tail end of the truck sticking up over the edge of the embankment and the right lane had to be closed so a tow truck could pull the truck back on to the road.
The truck did not collide with any other vehicles and no one was hurt, the CHP official said.