December 13, 2008 (by Otto Smyth)
According to statements by California Highway Patrol Officer Anthony Martin and corroborated by motorcycle injury lawyers in Los Angeles, traffic on the 210 Freeway was closed after an accident involving a motorcycle and a van in the westbound lanes.
Officer Martin stated the 210 Freeway was closed one quarter of a mile in each direction at approximately 6:45 a.m. for a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter to land to transport one of the accident victims of the accident to the hospital. Another of the accident victims was transported to the hospital by an ambulance. The 210 Freeway was reopened ay approximately 8:02 a.m. during the closing of the traffic resulted in over a one mile gridlock in the westbound and eastbound lanes.
The collision between the motorcycle and van occurred in the vicinity of the Vernon Avenue exit in the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway.