CHINO: Four injured after chain-reaction collision
CHINO — A chain-reaction crash on the 60 Freeway in Chino Tuesday morning, July 10, caused a SigAlert to be issued for the area, while officials investigated the cause of the eight big-rig pile-up.
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CHP and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the multi-vehicle crash shortly after 11:30 a.m.
When officials arrived they found eight tractor-trailer semi-trucks that had been involved in the chain reaction accident. Wrecked big-rigs were left blocking three of the freeway’s four lanes and officers called for the temporary closure of the three blocked eastbound lanes near Central Avenue.
Four people were treated for various injuries and one was transported by ground ambulance with minor injuries, according to Chino Valley Fire Department.
The lanes were re-opened about five hours later and officers cancelled the SigAlert just after 4:15 p.m., according to a CHP incident log.
CVFD is on scene of a chain-reaction traffic collision involving 8 big rigs on E/B Highway 60 at Central Avenue. CVFD evaluated & treated 4 patients. One patient transported with minor injuries. Traffic is reduced to one lane on Eastbound Highway 60. Expect extended delays.
— Chino Valley Fire (@cvifd) July 10, 2018
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