Hit-and-run vehicle sought in major injury crash on 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park

BALDWIN PARK — Officials sought a car that fled the scene of a crash on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin Park early Wednesday that sent two people to the hospital, one of them with major injuries.
A 63-year-old Los Angeles man was driving a Chevrolet van with a 56-year-old Los Angeles woman riding as a passenger when the collision took place about 5:20 a.m., CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said.
“They were in the No. 2 lane of the 10 East, west of Puente Avenue, at approximately 65 mph when an unknown vehicle, possibly a blue sports car, collided with (the van) on its left side,” the officer said.
The driver of the van lost control, and collided a second time with the same car, Jimenez said.
“That second collision caused the van to run off the road to he right and collide into the Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson building,” he said. The van did not penetrate the building.
The second vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene, Jimenez said.
Rescuers landed a helicopter on the freeway to hospitalize the injured occupants of the van.
The woman suffered major injuries including a compound fracture to her femur and cuts to her face and head, officials said. The driver suffered apparently minor injuries.
Both were flown to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment, Jimenez said.
The crash remained under investigation, and anyone with information was asked to contact the CHP’s Baldwin Park office at 626-338-1164.

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