All Lanes Reopened After 210 Freeway Big-Rig Crash

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

chopper on 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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