All Lanes Reopened After 210 Freeway Big-Rig Crash - NBC Southern California

All Lanes Reopened After 210 Freeway Big-Rig Crash

At least one person was injured, officials say. He was listed in critical condition.

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    Aug. 17, 2012: Rescue workers respond to a traffic collision on the 210 Freeway.

    All lanes on the eastbound 210 Freeway in Tujunga were reopened Friday evening after a car and big rig collided earlier in the day, injuring at least one person and bringing the evening commute to a halt.

    The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway near Lowell Avenue, prompting a Sig-Alert.

    Westbound lanes were fully opened around 4:15 p.m. and partial closures on the eastbound side of the freeway were in effect until the Sig-Alert was lifted, shortly after 7 p.m.

    The male driver of the vehicle was listed in critical condition. Officials sent a helicopter (pictured, below) to airlift the man to a trauma center.

    The crash snarled traffic from Ocean View to La Tuna Canyon Friday evening, according to the Sig-Alert. Motorists were advised to try Foothill Boulevard as an alternate route.

    Friday's crash was the third freeway collision involving a big rig within the last 24 hours. The 405 Freeway was shut down Thursday evening after a crash involving a big rig in in Van Nuys. On Friday morning, a big rig overturned on the 60 Freeway.

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