Critical Injury Car Crash Shuts Down 210 Freeway

Officials transported a 70-year-old person with critical injuries by helicopter to a hospital.

A driver or passenger involved in a car crash on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway was transported by helicopter to a trauma center in critical condition, according to the California Highway Patrol

It's unclear if the person, who is listed as 70 years old, was driving or a passenger when the accident happened about 3:35 p.m. Friday near Lowell Avenue, CHP Officer Tatiana Sauquillo told Patch. 

The westbound 210 at Lowell Avenue in La Crescenta is closed for a SigAlert.

Gayle M. Montgomery August 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I happened to catch an image of this on MSNBC, and it looks horrible. Given the victim is 70...I'm just sending a big prayer and hug and hoping for the best. And then I include that other prayer, Lord, don't let it be anyone I know. I had a horrible time the last couple of days on the freeway with trucks with drivers who are careless and callous. I know their jobs are difficult, but slow down out there, guys, and share the road safely.
jake August 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Actually Gayle I think it's the drivers of small cars that weave in and out in front of trucks that cause the accidents. I am on the freeway and see cars that think they own the road and feel the trucks should move for them. Those big trucks dont stop on a dime. They have safety records to keep or lose their jobs.
Laurel Hiestand August 18, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I have seen cars weaving in and out of traffic and cutting in front of trucks, but I have also seen trucks cutting people off. Last week a truck driver cut across the gore point between the 5 and the 134 and forced me to slam on my brakes. I thank God the guy behind me was able to stop. I keep my distance from trucks. I wonder how many of those long haul drivers are awake and alert.
Mic Mowery August 18, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I was on almost every freeway today! The 60, 5, 405, & 210. My luck was not a normal day I was stuck in almost everyone of these Semi accidents. This last one on the 210 I had just heard of it & was able to an exit & take side streets to by pass the terrible accident. I have been a pro on having Semis travel at night NOT DURING RUSH HOUR!! They can have a window during the day between 10:00 am & 2:00pm I can assure this is the first time I was able to go down the 210 on a Friday at 6:00 pm through Pasadena to my home in Monrovia there was no traffic not one semi in sight. I have never seen this in the 5 years of living here. Just saying!
Pattie August 18, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Mic, I agree with you. I know trucks have schedules to meet, but with the amount of traffic in L.A., during all parts of the day, to keep them off the freeways during rush hours makes good sense.


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