Shipping container from L.A. port falls off truck, crushes car

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A shiping container such as these pictured tipped over on a residential street in Wilmington Tuesday, crushing a parked car. Photo credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A shipping container being transferred by semi-truck from the Port of Los Angeles tipped over Tuesday evening on a residential street, crushing a sedan in Wilmington.

The container of goods fell directly onto a 2008 Honda Accord parked at the curb of Anaheim Street near McFarland Avenue.

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No one was inside the vehicle, and no injuries were reported.

Authorities said the container was not properly attached to the truck and shifted as the driver made a turn onto Anaheim Street.

President Biden recently ordered the Port of Los Angeles to operate 24/7 to alleviate a nationwide shipping backlog. But Wilmington residents expressed concerns over an uptick in big-rig truck traffic through the area.

Trucks carrying more than 6,000 pounds are prohibited from driving through neighborhoods surrounding Anaheim and MacFarland. Even carrying an empty container, a semi-truck averages around 8,000 pounds.

“RIght now with the ports and everything that’s going on over there, we’re stuck with containers, having to bring them all to the yard, and we only have so much space,” Frank Arrieran, owner of UCTI Trucking, told CBS Los Angeles after the truck tipped over.