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Crash on 60 Freeway Badly Injures Motorist, Snarls Traffic

The crash was reported on the westbound side, at Grand Avenue, in the area of Diamond Bar, about 12:22 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A three-vehicle crash Sunday on the westbound 60 in Diamond Bar stopped traffic cold and prompted the airlift of a motorist badly injured in the accident, officials said.

A SigAlert was issued for all lanes -- including the carpool lane -- blocked by the wreck.

An airship landed on the freeway to take someone to a trauma center, according to the California Highway Patrol.

While the lanes were blocked, the CHP reported, motorists were using a gap in the center divider to jump into eastbound traffic and get away from the crash site, causing a hazard.

All anes were reopened by 1:30 p.m., the CHP reported, but callers said that motorist were using the Garey Avenue entrance ramp to exit the freeway.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Julia Nelson January 07, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Yet another reason we don't need a football stadium to add traffic to the area on a Sunday afternoon.

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