Injury, multi-vehicle crash briefly shuts down 210 Freeway in Irwindale

IRWINDALE — A multi-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle briefly shut down the 210 Freeway early Wednesday as authorities landed a helicopter in the roadway to rush an injured person to the hospital.
The crash was reported just before 8 a.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway near Irwindale Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol logs.
Details of the crash were not immediately clear, though it was initially reported to involve six vehicles, according to CHP and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
The crash forced the closure of eastbound lanes of the freeway, and the westbound lanes were shut down briefly as rescuers landed a helicopter on the freeway for a seriously injured patient, CHP Officer Monica Posada said.
One person was taken by the helicopter to a hospital, while another person involved in the crash was hospitalized via ambulance, fire officials said.
All freeway lanes were re-opened about 8:40 a.m.
The crash was being investigated by officers from the Baldwin Park office of the CHP.

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