Man struck by car after exiting crashed vehicle on 60 Freeway in Industry

INDUSTRY — A man suffered major injuries late Tuesday after being struck by a car while running across traffic lanes of the Pomona (60) Freeway following a solo-car crash, authorities said.

The incident began about 8:21 p.m. when officials received a report of a solo-car crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway, just east of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Cheyenne Quesada said.

For reasons that remained under investigation, the driver of the car lost control and collided with the right side guardrail, then with the center divider, Quesada said.

“After the impact, the driver exited vehicle and began running westbound in eastbound lanes,” CHP Sgt. A. Perdomo said.

“He jumped over the center median wall to cross the westbound lanes and was struck by vehicle,” Perdomo said. “He sustained major injuries.”

A description of the man and an update on his condition were not available Wednesday.

A passenger of the silver Honda involved in the initial crash was hospitalized with apparently moderate facial injuries, the sergeant said.

A woman driving a black Honda that struck the pedestrian was extremely shaken up, but unhurt, Quesada said. She reported to investigators that she had spotted the man running in traffic lanes and tried to avoid him, but was unable to do so in time.

Lanes in both directions of the 60 Freeway were shut down for about an hour following the crash, officials said.

Officers from the Santa Fe Springs office of the CHP are investigating, and anyone with information is asked to contact the office during normal business hours at (562) 868-0503.

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