A food truck operator served breakfast at half price to fellow customers stuck in traffic in Hawthorne, California. (Photo by Ihor Dvoretskyi on Unsplash)
Photo: Ihor Dvoretskyi on Unsplash
Photo: Ihor Dvoretskyi on Unsplash

Food truck driver sells food at discount to fellow drivers after crash blocks traffic

KABC reported that while a food truck owned by AC Catering was stuck on the 105 freeway after a fatal tanker truck crash, they feed people on the road at half price.

>> Read more trending news 

The Los Angeles Times reported that Isabella Lario, who was operating the food truck, got up to make herself some coffee while waiting in standstill traffic at 6 a.m. local time.

Other drivers thought she was open for business, and she and her cook decided to go with it.

Fellow drivers placed orders for breakfast while Lario’s truck was parked in the carpool lane, the Los Angeles Times reported.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

“We saw other people walking down with sandwiches and we were like, ‘Where are we going? Let's go get it,’” driver Michael Ullrich told KABC. “So we just walked up here, and there's a lot of great people and we’re all hanging out and talking and trying to get through it.”

Lario has operated her food truck since 1986. She typically serves construction crews working on a tunnel at Los Angeles International Airport.

“I never thought something like this would happen,” Lario told the LA Times.

The eastbound freeway lanes were cleared by 8 a.m. local time, according to KTTV.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.