A driver was seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover accident on the 110 freeway in South Pasadena on Thursday.
The accident happened at about 7:00 a.m. on the 110 freeway south of Orange Grove Ave. That portion of the 110 freeway, which travels through South Pasadena and Highland Park, is especially dangerous.
All lanes were blocked for over 30 minutes as firefighters extricated the driver. The driver, who was not identified, was transported to a local hospital, where the driver was listed in critical condition and treated for a head injury.
The 110 freeway, the first freeway built in California, is considered outdated, narrow and dangerous. The freeway has no shoulder and its on-ramps and off-ramps are short, requiring drivers to immediately merge with oncoming traffic.
Built in 1940, the freeway was designed to carry up to 27,000 cars, with top speeds of 45 mph. These days, 122,000 vehicles per day, traveling at more than 60 mph, are carried on the 110 freeway's six lanes.
The 110 freeway has been described as "the most unsafe route in the region due to accidents" in studies conducted by UCLA's Department of Urban Planning, using data from the California Department of Transportation.
If you have been injured in a freeway accident, including one on the 110 freeway, contact McGee, Lerer and Associates. With offices in Santa Monica and Pasadena, our personal injury attorneys are available for a free consultation.