A pickup truck driver may have intentionally hit a motorcyclist as a group of riders rode at freeway speeds on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Irwindale, causing a crash that sent six motorcyclists to hospitals.
Six motorcycles were traveling on the westbound side of the freeway in the carpool lane at about 65 miles per hour when a black pick-up truck “suddenly” crossed over three lanes and struck one motorcycle, according to the California Highway Patrol. That set off a chain reaction that took down five other bikes.
One motorcycle hit a BMW sedan also traveling in the carpool lane, according to a CHP report.
The crash was just after 7 p.m. Saturday just west of Irwindale Avenue.
The six motorcyclists suffered major injuries and were transported, along with two passengers from the BMW, to local hospitals. No update on the patients’ conditions was immediately available.
Descriptions of the truck or its driver were not available.
The crash shut down the westbound carpool and two left main lanes and a SigAlert was issued, the CHP reported.
The CHP asked anyone with information to call the CHP Baldwin Park Station at (626) 338-1164.
–City News Service