A 21-year-old motorist suffered critical injuries when his speeding SUV rear ended another vehicle, triggering a three-vehicle crash on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin Park, the California Highway Patrol said Saturday.
The crash on the eastbound freeway, east of Baldwin Park Boulevard, occurred a little after 8:45 p.m. Friday, according to a news statement.
West Covina resident David Morrow was speeding in a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer when he lost control of the SUV, allowing it to strike the right rear of a 2007 Toyota 4Runner. That impact pushed the Toyota into the rear of a 2004 Dodge, according to the news statement.
Morrow’s Blazer then rolled over at least one time in a southeasterly direction, coming to a rest against the southern edge of the eastbound freeway.
Paramedics rushed Morrow, suffering from major head trauma and a broken left arm, to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. His passenger, a 26-year- old man, suffered minor cuts to his left arm. He was transported to an area hospital.
Two occupants in the 2007 Toyota 4Runner also suffered minor injuries, and they were also transported to an area hospital. The motorist in the 2004 Dodge was not injured.
The CHP asked anyone who saw the crash to call their Baldwin Park station at (626) 338-1164.
—City News Service