UPDATED: Woman critically injured in 134 Freeway motorcycle crash in Pasadena

PASADENA — A woman who was riding on the back of a motorcycle was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after she was thrown from the motorcycle before being struck by and trapped beneath another vehicle, authorities said.
The driver of the motorcycle was also hospitalized with injuries described as moderate following the 9:10 a.m. crash on the eastbound 134 Freeway, just east of Orange Grove Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol and Pasadena Fire Department officials.
The motorcyclist were identified as a 58-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man, both from France, CHP Acting Sergeant Kevin Denmon said.
They were headed east in the No. 4 lane at a slow speed when the 2013 Harley-Davidson they were riding on was rear-ended by a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo being driven at about 65 mph by a 33-year-old North Hollywood man, Denmon said.
“For unknown reasons, (the Aveo) struck (the motorcycle) in the rear,” the sergeant said.
Both the man and woman were thrown from the motorycle, he said. The woman was subsequently struck by the Aveo.
“She was trapped under that vehicle,” Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. Firefighters jacked up the mid-sized Chevrolet in order to free the injured woman, who was estimated to be about 50 years old.
“She was not breathing when we pulled her out, but were are able to restore her pulse en route to the hospital,” Derderian said. She was immediately rushed into surgery.
Officials shut down the two right lanes of the eastbound 134 Freeway for about two hours as they tended to the injured patients and investigated the crash, Jacobs said.
The cause of the crash was under investigation by officers from the Altadena office of the CHP.

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