6-car pileup leaves 4 injured on 10 Freeway

BALDWIN PARK — Four people, including an infant, were hospitalized and one man was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run following a six-car crash on the 10 Freeway Sunday, authorities said.
The crash was reported just before 3:40 p.m. and involved cars on both the eastbound and westbound sides of the 10 Freeway, just East of Francisquito Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol logs.
Three vehicles became involved in a crash in the eastbound lanes when one of them, a Honda sedan, went over the center median and collided with three other cars in the westbound lanes, CHP Sgt. C. Fusco said.
The Honda that jumped the center divider burst into flames after two adults and an infant inside it were able to free themselves, he said.
They, as well as a woman who was driving a Mazda van that became involved in the crash in the westbound lanes of the freeway, were hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Fusco said.
A Dodge van involved in the initial collision on the eastbound side of the freeway fled the scene and was later found nearby at the Puente Avenue offramp, the sergeant said.
The driver of the van, a man in estimated to be in his 50s, was expected to be booked on suspicion of hit-and-run, Fusco said. Officers were also investigating the possibility of driving under the influence.
The suspect’s name was not available late Sunday pending booking, officials said.
Eastbound traffic lanes were cleared shortly after the crash, however westbound lanes remained affected until about 5 p.m., officials said.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

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