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One man hurt in solo crash on I-5

CHP received reports man was bleeding from the mouth after colliding with center divider

Posted: October 13, 2013 5:22 p.m.
Updated: October 13, 2013 5:22 p.m.

A man was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after his car crashed into the center divider on Interstate 5 near Calgrove Boulevard, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., officers with the California Highway Patrol alerted the fire department after receiving numerous reports of a motorist seen bleeding from the mouth who crashed into the divider, said Fire Department Inspector Al Jackson.

“We received the call as a traffic collision,” he said, adding that paramedics took one patient to the hospital at 4 p.m.

CHP officers received reports from motorists claiming to have seen a gray Ford sedan weaving across southbound lanes of the freeway near Calgrove, a CHP officer confirmed.

They also received reports saying the motorist was bleeding from the mouth.

Several motorists reportedly rushed to the man’s aid once the sedan stopped against the center divider, according to the CHP.

The crash happened after the sedan apparently blew a tire and then hit the divider several times, continuing to drive with the flat tire, CHP officers reported.

Motorists who stopped to help the man tried to get him out of the car which ended up pinned against the divider, they said.


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