A portion of the westbound 10 Freeway near Citrus Avenue in Fontana was closed for three hours Thursday after two big rigs struck a temporary bridge and showered the roadway below with debris, according to California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Terri Casinga.
The crash occured about 4 p.m., and a SigAlert was issued about 20 minutes later.
One truck carrying an earthmover on a flatbed trailer struck a beam supporting the wooden bridge, causing debris to hang down. The second truck, which was carrying a forklift, struck the hanging debris.
The impact knocked the forklift off the truck bed. It was dragged behind the second truck for about a quarter mile, Casinga said.
Online CHP logs of the incident said the forklift, weighing anywhere from 6,000 to 8,000 pounds, was on its side in the road at one point.