Those were the choices facing motorists on Saturday morning as a tanker-truck fire at the junction of the 2 and 5 freeways in Elysian Valley spewed thick, black clouds of smoke between freeway ramps and bridges and obscured traffic lanes. One driver named Daniel, headed southbound on the 2 Freeway in the direction of Echo Park and Silver Lake, apparently could not wait for the smoke to clear.
A passenger who shot the video (h/t OneBunkerHill213) above, titled “Driving Through Smoke From An Overturned Tanker on 5 Freeway,” shows the brief and what must have been scary journey through a smoke-shrouded interchange.
Says a note on the video:
There was an overturned tanker on the 5 which is just below the 2 when Daniel decided to drive through the smoke to get through the traffic.”