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Shipping container crushes car in Wilmington – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A sea container transported from the Port of Los Angeles fell from the back of a semi-truck, crushing a sedan. There were no injuries.

The accident happened at the corner of McFarland Avenue and Anaheim Street in Wilmington. Authorities said the container was loose and moved when the driver of the semi-trailer turned into the street.

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The container then overturned and crashed into a black 2008 Honda Accord parked on the side of the street. There was no one in the sedan when it was run over.

Residents of the area are increasingly concerned about the influx of trucks and shipping containers into the neighborhood. Trucks over 6,000 pounds are prohibited in the region. A semi-truck carrying an empty container weighs around 8,000 pounds, however, port congestion has given shipping companies very few options. They are often forced to store containers waiting to be loaded onto ships on the street.

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“Right now, with the ports and everything going on there, we are stuck with the containers, we have to get them all to the yard, and we have very little space,” said the owner of United Carriers Trucking Inc., Frank Arrieran. earlier today. UCTI owned the truck which overturned.

“We were messed up with tickets and harassed,” Arrerian added. “We are asking the community to help us because we are only in the middle.

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The Port of Los Angeles recently switched to 24-hour operations in hopes of resolving supply chain congestion at the docks.