CARSON (CBSLA.com) — Six people were injured, two critically, in a pile-up Sunday on the northbound 110 Freeway in Carson, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A CHP spokesperson says a 2001 Toyota traveling at an undetermined speed north of 223rd Street in the number four lane was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle and pushed left across traffic to the number one lane around 3:30 a.m.
A 2012 Chrysler traveling in the number one lane at an unknown speed struck the Toyota and pushed it across into the middle lanes, the spokesperson said.
The Toyota was then struck in the middle lanes by a 1997 GMC food services truck, which overturned across the left three lanes with its undercarriage facing northbound traffic.
A 1999 Dodge traveling in the number one lane struck the GMC food services truck and the Dodge was subsequently struck by at least two other vehicles.
A 2003 Triumph motorcycle a traveling in the middle lanes struck the GMC’s undercarriage. The motorcycle rider and a passenger in the Dodge were transported to an area hospital with major injuries, according to CHP.
Four other parties were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.
All northbound lanes on the 110 Freeway were closed during the on-scene investigation. One lane was opened just before 9 a.m. The highway was fully re-opened at 11 a.m.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.