Early Thursday morning a collision on the 60 freeway caused all lanes to close for almost seven hours. The collision occurred close to the 605 Freeway transition around 1:40am, said the California Highway Patrol, when the big-rig crossed through all traffic lanes on westbound 60 and crashed through the concrete median. After going through the median, it went into eastbound lanes and crashed into two cars. The two women inside a Nissan Sentra struck by the big-rig were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Both women had their seat belts on.
According to news reports, the big-rig hit another Nissan whose driver sustained minor injuries in the crash. The big-rig driver was brought to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, said the Los Angeles County Fire Inspector. The cause of the collision has not yet been determined by investigators. All lanes of eastbound 60 Freeway were reopened by 8:27am. As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, my thoughts are with the families of the two women. If you or a loved one were harmed in an auto accident caused by negligent driving, discuss your case with a car accident lawyer.