Three California Freeway Patrol officers had been injured when their patrol car caught fireplace following a collision on the 105 freeway in Downey early Thursday morning.
The crash occurred on the eastbound 105 freeway close to Lakewood Boulevard somewhat earlier than 1:30 a.m.
CBSLA discovered that the CHP patrol automobile was stopped in a lane of the freeway in an effort to maintain visitors away from an earlier crash when it was rear-ended.
“CHP had the lane closed with flares out, the motive force utilized no brakes and went straight into the CHP automobile, all 4 wheels off the bottom,” witness Robert Martinez stated. “That automobile flipped, CHP stood on the bottom. And shortly after is when the CHP automobile went up in flames.”
Footage from the scene confirmed flames and smoke billowing from the CHP car.
Emergency dispatch for the Downey Hearth Division informed CBSLA that two CHP officers had been taken to a hospital by ambulance. A 3rd officer was taken on their very own previous to the arrival of the fireplace division.
The situations of the officers had been unclear. A fourth civilian could have additionally been hospitalized as nicely.
A lady was additionally seen being detained on the scene.
A Sig Alert was in impact and all eastbound lanes of the 105 freeway had been shut down on the 710 freeway as of 4:30 a.m. whereas investigators cleared the scene.
The Paramount Boulevard onramp to the eastbound 105 freeway was additionally closed, together with the northbound and southbound connectors from the 710 freeway to the eastbound 105 freeway.
It is unclear when the freeway may reopen.