Two pedestrians and the deputy suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, the sheriff’s department said.
A big-rig slammed into the center divider on the 405 Freeway near the 710 Freeway, shutting down lanes on both sides of the roadway Tuesday.
Nobody was seriously hurt, but crews had to call in heavy equipment to hoist the tractor-trailer out of a the ditch.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash, but investigators don’t think the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.
Bystanders tried to stop the suspected street racers after a crash but they fled up a 105 Freeway embankment and got away, the CHP said.
The crash, which happened on Bellflower Boulevard near the VA Hospital, left the man with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The 91 Freeway was at a standstill Monday morning after a multi-car crash shut down all eastbound lanes at around 7:30 a.m.
Fermin Villa suffered major brain and spinal injuries in August 2012 when the car allegedly hit the boulders in a median and flipped as it merged onto Second Street from the curving eastbound connector on Appian Way.
The big-rig ended up hitting a wall and closing down four lanes of the 405 Freeway early Thursday morning.
The crash at Los Coyotes Diagonal and Palo Verde Avenue happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to police.