Written by AARON CASTREJON
WEST COVINA - A multi-lane Sig Alert was cleared this morning after a multi-vehicle crash claimed one life on the westbound Interstate 10 freeway in West Covina December 7.
The crash between a big rig, an SUV and a sedan black the No. 2, 3 and 4 lanes near Holt Avenue around 1:45 a.m. Friday. All westbound lanes were temporarily blocked while authorities and first responders arrived to treat the wounded, according to the California Highway Patrol.
It was unclear how many others were injured in the collision.
The Sig Alert, issued at 2:06 a.m., was cancelled at 5:28 a.m.
All lanes were cleared of the crash by 6:42 a.m.
Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
WEST COVINA - A man on a mission to retrieve a bicycle in a wash found himself fighting for life after rain waters rushed in Thursday morning.
Police and firefighters received 9-1-1 calls of screams for help in the 3200 block of Pebblebrook Road around 12:19 a.m. After initially being told the screams could not be pinpointed, police discovered the man in the flood control channel, according to Cpl. Rudy Lopez of the West Covina Police Department.
The man was found hanging onto a cement wall of the Walnut Creek Wash, standing in two-foot-deep water. A helmet and safety, as well as a 40-foot-long West Covina Police K9 leash, which was used to help hoist the stranded man, Lopez said.
“The victim … said he originally climbed down into the wash to retrieve a bicycle he saw there. When he entered, waters from the evening’s rain began rushing through the wash, dragging the victim for a short distance until he grabbed onto the wall,” Lopez said.
The man was uninjured and released at the scene.
Written by AARON CASTREJON | Citywatch Editor
WEST COVINA - A woman died on the freeway and two others were hospitalized in a collision on the westbound Interstate 10 freeway at Grand Avenue Thursday morning.
The collision occurred around 1:53 a.m. A woman was struck by another vehicle as she stood at the center divider after having gotten into a separate collision, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to an initial report, the CHP was told that two people were ejected in the crash. One victim was possibly in full arrest, the second may have suffered an amputated leg.
West Covina paramedics arrived and began CPR around 2:08 a.m., according to CHP radio traffic.
The woman was declared dead around 2:18 a.m.
All eastbound lanes were closed until just before 5:30 a.m.