1 Injured After 4 Big Rigs Collide, Shutting Down 5 Freeway In Gorman

GORMAN (CBSLA.com) — At least one person was seriously injured Tuesday after a crash involving four big rigs prompted the closure of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway.

The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m., just north of State Route 138 in Kern County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

One truck was reportedly slowing down when it was rear-ended by another big rig, which caused a chain reaction, CHP said.

One of the drivers was airlifted to Henry Mayo Hospital with severe leg injuries.

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Three of the trucks were carrying furniture, televisions and steel beams. Some debris scattered across the roadway.

A SigAlert was issued around 3 a.m. shutting down all northbound lanes. The number one and two lanes were reopened at 9:40 a.m.

Traffic was diverted to the 138.

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