A flurry of crashes and other incidents Wednesday caused a series of temporary midday freeway closures across the Los Angeles region, ensnaring drivers well before the evening rush-hour commute.
In Chino, a crash involving several big rigs and a car forced the temporary closure of the eastbound 60 Freeway shortly after noon.
At least one person was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital, said California Highway Patrol Officer Devon Boatman. Their condition was not immediately known. It was unknown if there were other injuries.
At roughly the same time in Orange County, a police pursuit ended with a multivehicle crash in Santa Ana on the 5 Freeway, prompting the closure of three northbound lanes as crews cleared the wreckage.