A man reportedly suffered a heart attack Sunday and crashed while driving on the Pomona (60) Freeway through the Badlands area, causing an hour-long traffic jam.

The vehicle crashed into a guardrail at around 12:20 p.m. on the westbound side of freeway east of Gilman Springs Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Emergency crews closed the number-one lane and a Sigalert was issued as gridlock extended all the way to Banning. The CHP reported that vehicles were making illegal U-turns on the freeway in an effort to escape the traffic.

The lane was reopened by 1:23 p.m.

The condition of the driver who crashed was not immediately available.

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