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Man Critically Injured in 110 Crash

The accident occurs when a motorist takes an unsafe right turn.

A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was critically injured when he lost control of his car, slammed into a wall and overturned on the 110 Freeway Saturday evening.   

The crash occurred near Avenue 43 at about 5 p.m. Saturday, according to the CHP.   

The victim was heading north on the 110 Freeway in the number one lane
when he made an unsafe right turn, crashed his 2007 Toyota into a concrete wall and then overturned, according to the CHP accident report.

The crash shut down all northbound lanes for about an hour because of a subsequent oil spill from the car.   

The victim was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment
of major injuries, according to the CHP. His current condition was not known.

Cardinal Legends October 29, 2012 at 12:43 AM
maybe I'm confused on this, but if you are in the #1 lane of the freeway, how do you make a "right turn"?
KingSlav October 29, 2012 at 04:53 AM
What's his name? Was he drunk/high? Is he a licensed driver? Were others involved? Lots of unanswered questions in this report. Were details deliberately withheld by CHP?
Ish October 29, 2012 at 05:30 AM
There is sufficient info here. Why exactly do you need all the other details? Are you keeping your own records?
The MOG October 29, 2012 at 06:29 AM
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? These are the 6 questions one should expect a news piece to answer. We know everything, except who. We know it was a 24 yr old, but we don't have the name. Is the name important? It might be. Especially if the name were Rubio, Huizar, or Lohan. How'd it happen? An unsafe right turn from the #1 lane. Wow! I'd say that would be unsafe, alright. Why? frankruby above, seems to suggest it's an unsafe area,& that speed could factor in. That's the angle here, for me. That stretch of the dang Freeway is known for accidents. How many times do we have to hear that the freeway is old? That it was not built with modern cars in mind? That people should slow down? I hope the guy's going to be alright. Details would only matter if there were a compelling human interest. If the victim was a dad, with a young family wondering how they will eat Thanksgiving Dinner this year. His wife was recently laid off, they have a new born infant, hospital bills. Something like that, if you know what I mean.
E.P. October 29, 2012 at 01:53 PM
anyone in this neighborhood that knows anything about the northbound exit for ave 43 on the 110 knows that the offramp speed is posted FIVE MILES PER HOUR, anything & I mean ANYTHING over that can be considered unsafe. Why? Because it is literally a right turn off the freeway. 50mph down to 5, it's a tricky exit. The 110 was built when? Oh yeah, back when the top speed for cars was, 35mph, tops?
nonoise October 29, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I heard it was on the offramp? That would make sense if the person was getting off the freeway making a right hand turn.
David Lyttle October 29, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I was on the 110 right when it happened..I did not see it happen but about 1/2 mile from the Ave 43 exit I saw all the cars in front of me stopped. All 3 northbound lanes were blocked. Sirens began as the the Fire Department trucks and ambulances clearerd traffic in the lane next to the divider. Cars had to pull over from that lane into the middle lane and the cars in the middle lane has to move over a lane to accommodate the Rescue Vehicles . It took almost 1 hour for me to get to the Ave 43 exit which was less than 1/2 mile up the road. When I got there I saw a black SUV flipped over about 10 yards north of the 43 Ave entrance near the center divider. All cars were being directed off at the Ave 43 exit.
Austin October 29, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Yeah, what the heck! Press hard on the CHP for more info next time, Clark Kent! This is Patch.com we are talking about here! We need pointlessly exhaustive knowledge about this single car wreck in a city of several million people! Stat!!
Jonathan October 29, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Why aren't there more speed limit signs on that stretch of the freeway? And why not post signs asking motorists to stay clear of the right lane unless they are exiting the freeway?
Jeff Stewart October 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
You actually have to make a right turn to get off the freeway at the ave 43 exit. It's a horrible freeway.
LuzClarita October 29, 2012 at 05:07 PM
The 110 is a Parkway not a FWY, but people still drive on that fwy as though they are on the 10. I always tell relatives that come visit me to exit off Avenue 43 very very very slowly. It's always important to turn your signal on beforehand because people like to tailgate if you aren't going 80 mph on the 110. The lanes are narrow and curvy, plain and simple... DRIVE SLOW. I hope the 24 year old young man recovers.
Carl Showalter October 29, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Seriously, blow up this stupid "freeway" and turn it into a straight boulevard like Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. An extra 15 minutes to everyone's commute won't kill anyone.
Jonathan October 29, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I agree with Carl. Lets put a few lights on the parkway and call it a boulevard. Great idea!!
B. October 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM
We saw this happened. We noticed the car was driving really fast and a few seconds later started swerving and hit the wall on the right side, flipped, and landed upside down near the divider. All the cars behind him had enough time to stop and avoid hitting him. Even some cars from the other side of the divider stopped and crossed to try to help, but the car was too crumpled and no one can see the body. Then oil and gas started leaking the there was fire on the hood area of the vehicle so people just tried to stay away. People from the residential area started bringing buckets and plastic bags filled with water to try to kill the fire. We exited when the cops and paramedics got there.
David Fonseca (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Thanks for those added details, B.
FA Q October 30, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I DRIVE 55 ON THIS ROAD. If they don't like it, they can lump it. MOG, STFU.
Nimby pimp October 30, 2012 at 05:21 AM
I second both of these motions.
Patty October 30, 2012 at 05:44 AM
I know the guy, his breaks stopped working, his in a coma right now in the middle of life and death.
Bob Bailey October 30, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Not from the number 1 lane.
Bob Bailey October 30, 2012 at 06:00 AM
There is more than enough signs to tell us to slow down. Now asking to stay out of the number 3 lane is a dam good idea.
Carl Showalter October 30, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Completely absurd exits off of this damned "freeway": Northbound: Ave 43 Southbound: York, Ave 60 All require rapid deceleration from freeway speed to 5 mph to make a near-90 deg right turn. The list of ludicrous on ramps is even longer. Caltrans or whatever agency is in charge is grossly negligent in leaving this freeway as is. At the very least, the #3 lane needs to be restricted for entry/exit use only.
B. October 30, 2012 at 09:10 PM
wasn't his car brand new? he didn't have a plate number yet.
Marilyn Miller October 31, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Exitiing this freeway is often scary - especially if someone is drving too fast. People who live in the area know how to navigate these unsafe exits, but anyone not familiar with this freeway might be forgiven for failing to believe a posted exit speed of only 5 mph !!
Lisa November 01, 2012 at 09:10 PM
The off-ramps are easy to navigate. Turn on your turn indicator, slow down well before the exit and turn right (LOL). On-ramps are trickier. Only go when it's safe; when there's enough room between cars to enter the fwy. When you do go, floor it and drive, baby drive.
Jickets November 01, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I'm 51 & grew up in HLP. I've always thought that Caltrans should put speedbumbs 1 or 1/2 car length behind the stop line on the onramps. That way, more difficult for all those people who think it's a good idea to blow through the stop signs & hope for the best when endering the Pasadena Fwy. Any out there remember when it was just 2 lanes each way & they had colored flood lights in the planters running down the center of the fwy? Slow, but I loved it as a kid.
Lisa November 01, 2012 at 10:47 PM
@B.: The article says it's a 2007 Toyota.
Bob Bailey November 02, 2012 at 12:25 AM
If he had use his brakes instead of breaks he would have stopped.
Bob Bailey November 02, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I have ten years on you and I don't remember any colored flood lights down the center of the fwy. Or when it was two lanes.
B. November 02, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I saw him drive past us before the crash, his car didn't have a plate number.. it could have been a certified used new toyota camry
The MOG November 04, 2012 at 02:49 PM
@FA Q, Nimby Pimp, fAH q BOTH! LOL

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