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Freeway crash draws...

BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS

April 14, 2003

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Freeway crash draws helicopter

A helicopter landed on the northbound San Diego Freeway at Harbor

Boulevard on Sunday afternoon to rescue a person suffering from a

major injury after a multiple-car collision.

Four northbound lanes and the southbound carpool lane were closed,

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causing a backup for more than two miles, said Aaron Reich, a Highway

Patrol dispatcher. First reports of the accident came in at 5:12 p.m.

The helicopter arrived at 5:40 p.m.

Preliminary reports estimated that four vehicles collided on the

freeway and two people were trapped in their vehicles, he said.

"That is very preliminary," he said. "Everything is still under

investigation."

The cause of the accident is still unknown.

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