405 crash causes Westside traffic nightmare; CHP officer seriously hurt
The 405 was closed in both directions for about an hour, but officials announced the southbound lanes have been reopened.
CHP Officer Mark Garrett said northbound lanes of the freeway were still closed and that traffic was being diverted at the 10 as investigators continued to look into the cause of the crash.
Garrett said he did not know the condition of the officer, who was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
Traffic was backed up for miles on both sides of the 405 after the 8:35 a.m. crash, and some surface streets were also jammed.
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-- Kate Linthicum
Top photo: The northbound closure of the 405 Freeway caused a traffic nightmare for commuters. Credit: Jordan Dawes
Bottom photo: An aerial view of the accident scene. Credit: KTLA