Four hurt, one seriously, in 57 Freeway crash in Diamond Bar

A crash that pinned a vehicle beneath a big rig on the Orange (57) Freeway in Diamond Bar Saturday sent one man to a hospital in critical condition and injured three others, officials said.
The crash was reported just after 1 p.m. on the southbound 57 Freeway at the Pomona (60) Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy said.
It involved a Toyota Corolla containing four people and a big rig, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. James Wheeler said.
Three of the Toyota passengers, two men and woman who were in their 20s, managed to get themselves out of the wreckage prior the arrival of firefighters, the captain said.
But the front passenger in the Toyota, a man in his 20s, had to be cut free from the mangled car, Wheeler said.
Rescuers landed a helicopter on the southbound lanes of the 57 Freeway to rush the badly injured passenger to a trauma center, officials said.
Two of the other occupants of the car suffered moderate injuries, while the third suffered injuries described as minor, Wheeler said.
A Sig Alert was issued for all lanes of the southbound 57 Freeway, as well as the transition road between the southbound 57 Freeway and the westbound 60 Freeway, officials said.
The transition road and the fast lane of the southbound 57 Freeway remained closed for more than two hours, according to CHP logs, while the remaining lanes of the southbound 57 Freeway were blocked for more than three hours following the collision.
Traffic backing up behind the crash also brought the westbound 60 Freeway to a standstill as well, Cassidy said.
The cause of the crash was being investigated by the Baldwin Park office of the CHP.

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