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3-year-old boy, Caltrans worker hurt in 710 Freeway crash

February 21, 2012 |  6:38 pm

Five people, inlcuding a 3-year-old boy and Caltrans worker, were injured in an accident on the 710 Freeway.
A 3-year-old boy and a Caltrans worker were among five people who received major injuries  Tuesday in a multi-vehicle collision that snarled traffic on the busy 710 Freeway into the evening rush-hour commute.

The crash occurred about 2 p.m. on the northbound lanes near Rosecrans Avenue, when a 49-year-old man in his vehicle switched lanes but failed to see the car next to him, the California Highway Patrol said.

The man struck the other vehicle and its 25-year-old driver, which caused that vehicle to spin out of control and strike the 30-year-old Caltrans worker who was at the side of the freeway working behind her truck, the CHP said.

The 3-year-old was a passenger in the car driven by the 25-year old. Two other men were in the vehicle, the CHP said.

Two northbound lanes were shut down Tuesday evening as investigators gathered evidence. It was unclear when the lanes would reopen.


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Photo: Vehicle accident on the 710 Freeway. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5