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Major traffic accident sends trauma patients to Huntington, snarls traffic

The driver of the big rig walks past his rig about one hour after the accident. Photo by Terry Miller

The driver of the big rig walks past rig about one jhour after the accident. Photo by Terry Miller

Several lanes were shut down Monday afternoon on the 210 Freeway after a crash with injuries involving a big rig and two other vehicles, California Highway Patrol officials said.
Traffic is backed up for miles in both directions.

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The resulting diesel spill was quickly absorbed by Pasadena Firefighters.
The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. when the big rig crashed into the center divider east of Rosemead Boulevard, officials said.
A pick up truck was hit by the semi, Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. The other vehicle was somehow involved but is too early in the investigation

Photos by terry miller

Photos by terry miller

The big rig driver and third vehicle’s driver were also injured. All three drivers were transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital, Derderian said.
Although the injuries were considered minor, the drivers were still considered trauma patients due to the extent of the crash according to Pasadena Fire.
Gold Line trains were delayed briefly while workers removed debris from the tracks including electrical.
“(The crash) knocked down energized power lines and we were able to shut those down,” Derderian said. “It was beyond where the last stop is for (Metro) Gold Line so it did not affect any commuters.

August 11, 2014

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tmiller Terry Miller has been in the newspaper business for 35 plus years, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Foreign Correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph when the family sailed to New York from London abroad the Queen Mary. When not shooting pictures, chasing a breaking news story. or playing drums, Miller spends entirely too much time and effort with Little British Sports Cars like his beloved 74 MGB...more like an addiction, says his wife of 22 years.


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