Two motorcyclists riding in a huge pack of riders on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Irwindale crashed and were injured today, possibly during an illegal stunt exhibition, a county fire dispatcher said Sunday.
Calls began coming in to California Highway Patrol dispatchers and freeway traffic reporters of a large pack of riders stopped on the eastbound freeway at about 1:10 p.m., between Mountain Avenue and the San Gabriel (605) Freeway.
CHP officers were dispatched to the location at 1:10 p.m., but their dispatchers said they only were there for 12 minutes.
The fire department said it dispatched crews and paramedics there, but the two victims were possibly picked up by a private ambulance service.
A traffic reporter at Los Angeles radio station KNX said numerous callers reported that freeway traffic had come to a complete stop and bikers were doing stunts in the freeway lanes.
In January more than 100 bikers shut down the 10 freeway at Baranca Avenue for a marriage proposal that went viral on Youtube.
- City News Service and Patch Staff