Claremont Insider: Accident on 210 Freeway

Friday, April 24, 2009

Accident on 210 Freeway

[Update, 8:30 a.m. has posted a video of the cleanup. Early reports are that the four injured persons are not believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.]

[... Later, 10:39 a.m. Friday: the number injured is now placed at five.]

Screengrab from KABC Video

Many in the Club area, along Baseline, and in west Claremont north awoke early this morning to helicopters hovering over the 210. They remained for nearly an hour watching a cleanup of an accident in the eastbound lanes just west of Mills. Gawkers were lined up on the Mills overcrossing.

See link following for early KABC video.

From the incident report, two victims were taken by ambulance to the Pomona Valley Medical Center; two were airlifted to LA County Medical Center. No information on their condition.

By 7:40 a.m. all lanes were reported open.

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From the KTLA Traffic Blog:

A Sigalert for the 210

6:18 AM April 24, 2009

The CHP has issued a Sigalert for the 210 East past Towne Ave or at Baseline. This crash involves as many as three cars and possibly three motorcycles. The two right lanes are blocked. An SUV is facing the wrong way and a Los Angeles County fire helicopter may need to land near the freeway to take the injured parties to the hospital. It doesn't sound like the helicopter will land on the freeway so for now, the lanes that are blocked are the two right.
Posted by Ginger Chan

Incident Details
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