405 Pile-Up Closes All But One Northbound Lane

10/27/2010 08:08 pm ET | Updated Jun 23, 2011

KTLA is reporting that a 10-15 pile-up on the 405 has closed all but one lane of the freeway Northbound.

A multi-vehicle pile-up on the 405 Freeway in Santa Monica has traffic backed up for miles through West L.A.

At about 4:30 p.m., a big rig smashed into the center divider on the northbound 405 at Wilshire Boulevard, hitting at least 8 vehicles.

The LA Times updates:

The number of injuries was not immediately known, but the CHP confirmed that paramedics were treating a man for a medical emergency, which sources familiar with the incident believe may have been a heart attack.

The pile-up was reported about 4:30 p.m. on the northbound 405 just north of its junction with the 10 Freeway. It was touched off by what CHP officials described as a "runaway truck."


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