Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A motorcyclist sustained major injuries when he drove off the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Downey and hit a tree, authorities said Tuesday.

The incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. Monday on the Florence Avenue on- ramp, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.

The motorcyclist apparently lost control and went down an embankment, striking a tree around the on-ramp, Villalobos said.

The motorcyclist was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Villalobos said.

The Florence Avenue on-ramp was closed until midnight for the investigation, according to the CHP.

—City News Service

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