Motorcyclist treated for major injuries following 3-vehicle collision on 55 Freeway

A motorcyclist Friday was hospitalized with major injuries stemming from a collision on the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa.
(Daily Pilot Staff)

A motorcyclist in his 70s was taken to a hospital with major injuries Friday afternoon, after a three-vehicle collision on the 55 Freeway that temporarily blocked three lanes of traffic, the CHP reported.

The incident occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the second and third lanes of the freeway, near the 19th Street exit, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada.

An investigation into exactly what caused the crash is still pending, but Posada said the collision occurred near the juncture of the 55 Freeway and Bay Street and involved one motorcycle and two other vehicles, both driven by men in their 50s. Only the motorcyclist was treated for injuries.

Lanes of traffic were closed temporarily, causing a buildup of vehicles on the freeway, and were reopened by 12:48 p.m., according to a CHP incident report.

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