A man was rescued Monday night on the 405 Freeway southbound after reportedly rear-ending and pinning his Corvette underneath a tractor trailer, according to California Highway Patrol.
The crash was initally reported at 11:10 p.m.
Firefighters pulled the Corvette from beneath the truck and took the driver, who was conscious throughout the rescue, to a hospital with non-life- threatening injuries, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Berkery told a news photographer at the scene.
As of 12 a.m., lanes 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the freeway are blocked just north of Mulholland Drive, according to CHP Officer Francisco Villalobas. A SigAlert was issued at 12:05 a.m. reporting the blocked lanes are between Mulholland Drive/Skirball Center Drive and Getty Center Drive.
Here are some real time Tweets from @LAScanner:
SEPULVEDA PASS: Sounds like a fancy car, maybe a Benz lodged under a big rig, 405 Fwy n/b @ Getty Ctr. LAFD/CHP sending lots of units.
SEP PASS *Update: CHP says crash is 405 Fwy SOUTHBOUND @ Getty Center. Corvette under a big rig.
SEP PASS *Update: LAFD units o/s 405 Fwy s/b @ Getty Ctr. 1 vict. trapped in Corvette, but awake & talking. LAFD to begin extrication.
- City News Service contributed to this report.
Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.