Why Close A Freeway After An Accident?

I was driving west on Palms Blvd around 9 a.m. and as I crossed over the 405, I saw a bunch of people looking north up the freeway.

All lanes of traffic were closed about half a mile up. There’d been an accident.

The 405 North remained closed for hours so they could investigate the accident.

This doesn’t make sense to me. Why waste thousands of hours of people’s time this way? Why not just videotape the scene thoroughly, clean it up and send people on their way?

It reminds me of policeman who frequently stop their cars in traffic and tie up a lane. They have abundant parking spaces to pull over into but they instead choose to stop traffic. It’s obnoxious.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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