All westbound lanes on Highway 60 near Perris Boulevard are closed early Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012 after a major motor vehicle acciden
t. The accident involved a California highway Patrol, a fire truck, as well as an ambulance emergency vehicle. The collision occurred at roughly 8:00 am Monday morning.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the emergency personnel was looking into another 1-vehicle car accident on the highway when another vehicle crashed into the ambulance, ramming the vehicle into the fire truck, which in turn collided with the officer and another civilian of the original accident.
Three people sustained injuries, including the police officer, who complained of minor injuries, as well as two passengers of the second civilian vehicle, who are said to be suffering from serious injuries
. While all eastbound are open, expect delays as rubberneckers are expected to slow traffic. Westbound traffic is said to be closed until at least 1:00 pm today.
More information to be updated when available.