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.
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
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.